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Thursday, June 4, 2015

You Provoke GOD Thus To Give You Up To Your Heart's Lust!

Remember that it is one of the greatest plagues on this side hell, to be given up to our own desires, and that by your eagerness and discontents  "So I gave them up to their own heart's lust, and they walked in their own counsels:"

"Oh that my people had hearkened to me!" & Psalm. 81:12.  'Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, through the lusts of their own hearts," & Rom. 1:24, 26. "For this cause God gave them up to vile affections," verse. 28. 

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient, 2 Thess. 2:10-l2.

God may give you that which you so eagerly desire, as he gave "Israel a king, even in his anger," Hosea. 13:10,11.

Or as he gave the Israelites "their own desire, even flesh which he rained upon them as dust, and feathered fowls as the sand of the sea; they were not estranged from their lust but while their meat was yet in their mouths, the wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them," Psalm. 78:27, 29-31.

"They lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert, and he gave them their request, but sent leanness into their souls," Psalm. 106:14,15.

God may say, Follow your own lust, and if you are so eager, take that which you desire; take that person, that thing, that dignity which you are so earnest for; but take my curse and vengeance with it: never let it do you good, but be a snare and torment to you. 

"Let a fire come out of the bramble and devour you," Judges. 9:15.

~Richard Baxter~

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