WEiRD 03: WEiRD DESIRES
16 For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. 17 And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.
-1 John 2:16-17 NLT
1. WANT WHAT THEY WANT NOW, NOT LATER.
12 The younger son told his father, 'I want my share of your estate now before you die.'
-Luke 15:12 NLT
2. TRADE THE ULTIMATE FOR THE IMMEDIATE.
29 Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open
country, famished. 30 He said to Jacob, "Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I'm famished!"... 31 Jacob replied, "First sell me your birthright." 32 "Look, I am about to die," Esau said. "What good is the birthright to me?"
1. KNOW LATER IS OFTEN BETTER THAN NOW.
32 Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city.
-Proverbs 16:32 NLT
SEEK GOD UNTIL HIS DESIRES BECOME THEIR DESIRES.
4 Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.
16 So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won't be doing what your sinful nature craves. 17 The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires.
-Galatians 5:16-17 NLT