I know that you are tempted by what the world parades before you.
Money. Sex. Wine.
Beauty and gluttony are ways of the world that are not My ways.
They are tempting because they are easy.
They are fast.
They are even pleasant in the moment.
But they do not last.
Even so, I know those things tempt you. Satan has always tempted My children with things that are enticing by making them gods to be worshiped instead or alongside Me.
These are the things you loved before you loved Me.
You cannot worship Me and money, sex, food or beauty. You must put aside these deeds of darkness– set aside super-charged desires for anything but My presence.
You must clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh. In doing so, you will, as My Son did, overcome the temptations of the world.
See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son. Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected. Even though he sought the blessing with tears, he could not change what he had done.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.