Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Marsha's Musings: A Big Order

So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. (2 Timothy 2:22 ESV)

Youthful passions.  Is it possible for people beyond their "youth" to pursue youthful passions?  I would say yesWhat are youthful passions?  Here is a short list:

  • sexual immorality~everything from lustful looks to porn, to adultery, to illicit sex
  • being quick to anger
  • vengence
  • you fill in the blank
We are to replace the items above with:
  • righteousness, 
  • faith, 
  • love, and 
  • peace,
And we are to join those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.  A big order?  You bet it is, but only with God's sanctifying help can we do this!  That is why we must call on the Lord.

No comments: