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Good Desire, Bad Desire – Proverbs 11:23

 

23 The desire of the righteous is only good,
But the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

It is always the case that a person’s desires and expectations flow from whether they follow the true God or not. Are they for God or against Him?
If they are saved of God, His desires will more and more be theirs and His laws their delight. The righteous man’s intentions get better and better because God is changing his heart daily. Nothing else is worth considering; he puts foolish thoughts out of his mind. He seeks God, and so achieves the good he wants.

The desires of the wicked are twisted because of their rebellion against the Giver of the gifts. How they go about getting their high and unobtainable delights is through futile grasping and evil deeds. It will end in frustrated tears, though, because they will always want more – more sexual deviancy and freedom, more lies, more money, more power – all utterly futile endeavours because it’s about MORE. Their desires also don’t reflect how God made them so fulfilment will not be found in the accumulation of these things. They will end up incredibly angry and often too proud to repent. May they humble themselves and repent and trust in the Saviour. Amen.

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Are you offended by what I write, or because of God’s Word

If it’s because of my writing, I’m sorry. I can be harsh when talking about truth and lies. Hopefully you realise I am trying to be loving as well. I can’t apologise for God’s Word, though. Hopefully you are convicted and call on Christ to be your Saviour and King. Cheers.

Note: All scripture is taken from Bible Gateway and is the New King James Version. I am using a commentary by John Kitchen for help with difficult concepts and words.

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