1Pe 2:11Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. ESV
Those addicted to passions of the flesh are being discovered and exposed in every arena! Politicians, College Professors, Actors and Comedians, Business leaders and even Priests and Pastors... Greed, corruption, lawless and lewd sexual encounters! What’s the problem? Passion in the wrong place!!
Now, passion is a great thing… without it you would dream a dream but not have the umph to “get-r-done”. Without passion, it would be hard to obey the Lords first command to man… "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it” Gen. 1:28
But there is a great difference between God placed passion and world placed passion. How do I know which is which?
God placed passion places God first and there is peace.
World placed passion bring a war to your own soul and there is no peace.
Beloved, as a disciple of Christ, you are only an alien passing through this world. What place does this world and its passions have in you? Perhaps it’s time to put your passion in the right place.