Proverbs 2 4-2-18

What makes us truly happy? What is our highest desire? Christ wants to be that Highest Desire in our lives.

Proverbs 2:3-5 and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, [4] and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, [5] then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.

Desire. What is our desire? Is it to please God? Do we hunger and thirst to know Him more intimately and deeply? I believe Jesus came to redeem Desire. It was lost in the garden when Satan derailed Humanity:

Genesis 3:6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.

It was like opening Pandora’s Box, and now every selfish, lustful, greedy thought came rushing in. The Apostle Paul explained it like this:

Romans 7:7-8 (NLT)

[7] Well then, am I suggesting that the law of God is evil? Of course not! The law is not sinful, but it was the law that showed me my sin. I would never have known that coveting is wrong if the law had not said, “Do not covet.” [as an example; any of the 10 commandments will work][8] But sin took advantage of this law and aroused all kinds of forbidden desires within me! If there were no law, sin would not have that power.

Jesus came to redeem our Desire. He is known as “the Desire of All Nations” in Haggai 2:7 He came to turn our hearts back to the Father. He delights over us because we chose Him over ourselves for Salvation. And He continues to delight over us as we obey the Spirit in learning how to overcome our own desire and fulfill our HIGHER desire, which is to please Him.

Consider these verses:

Philippians 2:13 (AMP) Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the desire and the power], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.

Colossians 1:29 To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.

Paul’s heart’s desire was to know Christ more and more intimately (Phil. 3:10). Christ wants that for all of us, which is why we “look for it [first-hand, experienced knowledge] as for hidden treasure.” IT REALLY IS!!!

Let’s place His will over ours and pray for the “want-to to want to.” His Desire before ours.

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