Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
Desire can be dangerous. Desire is this context is temptation (see v 13-14).
We are only tempted by things we desire. If there is no desire there is no temptation.
In other words, if there is no taste or appetite there no avenue for desire to be used to tempt you. It is because of this, that we need to watch our desires. Ask yourself:
- What are your deep desires?
- Are they desires for God and His Kingdom?
- Are your desires carnal and of the flesh?
- How could the enemy use our desires to lure us to sin?
We need to know this. Why? Because our desires can lead to sin and sin will lead to death. The enemy seeks to kill and destroy us and so we need to be aware of the enemies schemes and bring our desires under the Lordship of Jesus.
PRAYER: Father, I ask you to search my heart and examine the motives of my heart. I confess any desire I have that is not of you. I bring it to you now and leave it at your feet. Fill me with a desire for you Lord. In Jesus name, Amen.