“Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin; and sin, when it is finished bringeth forth death.” James 1:15
Today’s Christian daily devotional
“I just can’t stop myself. This is the way that I am and this is the way I will always be.” Ella pushes her half eaten Krispy Kreme in my direction.
My eyes dart in the direction of the sweet slickened treat. There are two things stopping me: Ella’s bite marks and my hard work at the gym.
Picking up the plate of goodies, I head toward the trash. As I turn back to our table, the look in Ella’s eye lets me know that I have just now put my personal safety in jeopardy. Quickly refocusing, I recalculate my intent from staying on top of my diet to just getting out of that donut shop alive.
When most people hear the word ‘lust’ one picture comes to mind; but lust is available in many forms. The American Standard Dictionary lust is defined as: “A passionate, overmastering desire or craving of ardent enthusiasm.”
Lust can be expressed through physical pleasure or even through an unbalanced lifestyle when it comes to work or pleasure. The scary truth is that lust is a fire that can never be fully satiated.
Imagine if you were to consume your heart’s desires worth of glazed original Krispy Kreme’s with no regard for your health and the consequences. You (and all the people who love you) would suffer from those choices.
Unless you are a complete medical anomaly, most likely your cholesterol would be elevated, your weight would increase and all the systems that are affected by your weight would go in all sorts of unhealthy directions.
The results of this kind of recklessness are obvious and documented in health journals. Indulging in lustful proportions of any food is deadly, especially unhealthy junk.
But we, as humans have the free will to make the choices we desire; whether they are good or bad for us.
God’s word warns of the dangers of making choices based on our lustful desires. Many people don’t dare to read the Bible for fear they may be compelled to change things that need changing. Facing the truth is not always a walk in the park.
The Bible was not designed to be a “feel good” book. It is a glimpse into the mind and heart of God Himself. Following God’s lead will only bring longevity and prosperity, and at the end of the day, isn’t that what we all really want anyway?
“Dear Heavenly Father,
The basics of life and death are covered in your book. Thank you for allowing me to have free will to fashion a life that is still very much a part of me and yet, has the power of you working through it.
I ask that you help me understand the more difficult passages. I want a supernatural understanding into the mind of God. Bless me to never waste a revelation that you want to reveal to me.
God, you are an amazing God that only desires for us to heed your warnings and protect ourselves.
I give you my lustful nature. Help me to lust after the things that will bring joy, happiness and life.
In Jesus’ precious name, all for you, Lord. Amen.”
Thank you for reading today’s Christian daily devotional on verse: James 1:15
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Author: Julia Shalom Jordan