The Beginner’s Guide to Predicting Your Future: Appealing Is Revealing
July 4, 2021
THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO PREDICTING YOUR FUTURE – 4
APPEALING IS REVEALING
Our worst decisions were fueled by something with strong emotional appeal.
It lost its appeal.
The Principle of the Path
Direction, not intention, determines destination.
The path to be avoided is always paved with strong emotional appeal.
Lowers our defenses
Raises our defensiveness
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:13–14
So I say, walk by the Spirit and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Galatians 5:16–18
What does love require of me?
The acts of the flesh are obvious:
- Sexual immorality
- Selfish ambition
I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of theSpiritis love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness and self- control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:21–23
One rule/No regret