Holiness, Godliness, Usefulness
03/04/2015, by John Kincaid
Lesson 530: Satisfying Our Cravings
When we feed our earthly cravings, they only get stronger.
When we try to provide for ourselves instead of finding contentment in God’s provision for us, we will never be satisfied. Never.
The choices we make apart from God become disgusting, sickening, soured in our stomach.
To escape temptation, we need to remember why God gave us appetites. He wants us to crave Him, far more than anything He created.
Rom.1:20-25 they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him… they exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images…
Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator
Our culture believes that our identity is defined by what we want. They carefully measure our shopping habits, trying to predict what we will buy next.
But the Bible says that a child of God is more than our cravings. Who we are doesn’t depend on what we want. Our identity is in Christ.
About This Series
The goal of this series is to become more useful in serving the Lord Jesus Christ, as an instrument in the Redeemer's hand. The theme verses for the series are Ephesians 4:22-24, Philemon 11, 2 Timothy 2:21
- to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
- and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
- Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.
- Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.