Desire

Desire

 
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  • But let the Lord Jesus Christ take control of you, and don't think of ways to indulge your evil desires. - Romans 13:14


  • for you are still controlled by your own sinful desires. You are jealous of one another and quarrel with each other. Doesn't that prove you are controlled by your own desires? You are acting like people who don't belong to the Lord. - 1 Corinthians 3:3


  • And in any event, you should desire the most helpful gifts. First, however, let me tell you about something else that is better than any of them! - 1 Corinthians 12:31


  • Let love be your highest goal, but also desire the special abilities the Spirit gives, especially the gift of prophecy. - 1 Corinthians 14:1


  • The old sinful nature loves to do evil, which is just opposite from what the Holy Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are opposite from what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, and your choices are never free from this conflict. - Galatians 5:17


  • When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, your lives will produce these evil results: sexual immorality, impure thoughts, eagerness for lustful pleasure, - Galatians 5:19


  • Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. - Galatians 5:24


  • Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful desires will harvest the consequences of decay and death. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. - Galatians 6:8


  • All of us used to live that way, following the passions and desires of our evil nature. We were born with an evil nature, and we were under God's anger just like everyone else. - Ephesians 2:3


  • I'm torn between two desires: Sometimes I want to live, and sometimes I long to go and be with Christ. That would be far better for me, - Philippians 1:23


  • For God is working in you, giving you the desire to obey him and the power to do what pleases him. - Philippians 2:13


  • These rules may seem wise because they require strong devotion, humility, and severe bodily discipline. But they have no effect when it comes to conquering a person's evil thoughts and desires. - Colossians 2:23


  • So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual sin, impurity, lust, and shameful desires. Don't be greedy for the good things of this life, for that is idolatry. - Colossians 3:5


  • It is a true saying that if someone wants to be an elder,* he desires an honorable responsibility.1 - 1 Timothy 3:1


  • The younger widows should not be on the list, because their physical desires will overpower their devotion to Christ and they will want to remarry. - 1 Timothy 5:11


  • Anyone who teaches anything different is both conceited and ignorant. Such a person has an unhealthy desire to quibble over the meaning of words. This stirs up arguments ending in jealousy, fighting, slander, and evil suspicions. - 1 Timothy 6:4


  • But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. - 1 Timothy 6:9
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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