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The Mystery of The Bible - 9 (Holiness 6)
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Today, I will be talking about the next two points listed in the passage which are `inordinate affection and evil concupiscence.
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry..... Colossians 3: 5
Inordinate affection and evil concupiscence are somewhat related as it as to do with desires. Any desires that you cannot even say out publicly is sure something that is not good. Any desire you have that is not in line with the will of God should be purged out.
For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. - 1 John 2:16
Doing things in excess, wanting things so much that you can go to any length for it is not the way of God. Everything we do must be in moderation and it should not affect another person negatively in any way.
These desires are mostly common with sexual desires and the desire to get money or achieve worldly things.
Do not desire her beauty in your heart, and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes;... - Proverbs 6:25
Rather, we should let our desire be in the things of God; studying the Word of God, putting our body into submission by fasting and praying, sharing the love of God by being at peace with all and spreading the good news of Christ, which will help us out of the these weapons of the devil to capture the people of God.
Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. - 1 Peter 2:11
So to round it all up,
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
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