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Shattering the Addiction

 

by Ken Pullen

Composed Thursday Morning, August 6th, 2020

Scripture used is in Italics & all references can be found at the ending of things here

 
 
 

It’s never enough

have a million

desire a billion

have a billion

crave a trillion

have a trillion

that thing

within

only grows

it has a name

it’s called

the parched thirst of sin

the reaching for lusts not yet obtained

more

more

more

never enough

oh, the domination of evil

in the hearts of men!

(and women)

imagining what they can see

feel

taste

desire

amass

is so real

when

in

truth

the perpetual friction

heat (sin)

(sin) within

is only fiction

since

within these, there is no light

only selfish lustful desire

accumulate (sin)

(sin) accumulate

accumulate (sin again, again & again)

to only in the end learn one’s fate

some future date

could be in the next hour

years

from now

then

  

He

who loves money

will not be satisfied with money,

nor

he who loves wealth with his income;

this also is vanity. 

When goods increase,

they increase

who eat them,

and what advantage has their owner but to see them with his eyes?

Then

I looked on all the works

that my hands had wrought,

and on the labour that I had laboured to do:

and,

behold,

all was vanity and vexation of spirit,

and 

there was no profit under the sun.

  

It’s never enough

no matter what one may have

from living rough

to penthouses in the sky

that thirst

that lust

to continually acquire burns

within

most

right up to when they die

  

Keep your lives free

from the love of money

and

be content with what you have,

because

God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

And he said to them, “Take care,

and be on your guard

against all covetousness,

for one’s life does not consist

in

the

abundance of his possessions.”

For

all that is in the world,

the lust of the flesh,

and the lust of the eyes,

and the pride of life,

is not of the Father, but is of the world.

But

they

that will be rich

fall into temptation

and a snare,

and into many foolish and hurtful lusts,

which drown men in destruction and perdition. 

For the love of money is the root of all evil:

which

while

some coveted after,

they have erred from the faith,

and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Hell and destruction are never full;

so

the eyes of man are never satisfied.

  

More

More

More

“I’m going out to a store!”

just another whore

on the

more

more

more

train going in circles as a child’s Christmas gift beneath a tree

child losing interest

now seeking something else

grows within

as growing up in physical body

while dwarfed, stunted, dead within

(all that accumulative)

sin

sin

sin

never seeing

the

only tree that

truly matters for eternity!

  

You desire and do not have.

You murder and covet and cannot obtain.

You fight and wage war.

You do not have because you do not ask.

You ask and don’t receive

because

you ask with wrong motives,

so that you may spend it on your pleasures.

You adulterous people!

Don’t you know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God?

So

whoever

wants

to be the friend of the world becomes the enemy of God. 

Or do you think it’s without reason

that the Scripture says:

The spirit he made to dwell in us envies intensely?

But he gives greater grace.

Therefore

he says:

God resists the proud,

but gives grace to the humble.

but

the cares of the world

and

the deceitfulness of riches

and the desires for other things

enter in

and choke the word,

and it proves unfruitful.

Trust in the LORD,

and do good;

dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.

Delight yourself in the LORD,

and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Commit your way to the LORD;

trust in him, and he will act.

He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,

and your justice as the noonday.

Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;

fret not

yourself

over the one who prospers in his way,

over

the

man who carries out evil devices!

Incline my heart to your testimonies,

and

not to selfish gain!

Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things;

and

give

me life in your ways.

A woman

of Samaria

came to draw water.

“Give me a drink,” Jesus said to her, 

because his disciples had gone into town to buy food.

“How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me,

a Samaritan woman? ” she asked him.

For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.

Jesus answered, “If you knew the gift of God,

and who is saying to you,

‘Give me a drink,’ you would ask him, and he would give you living water.”

“Sir,” said the woman, “you don’t even have a bucket, and the well is deep.

So where do you get this ‘living water’?

You aren’t greater than our father Jacob, are you?

He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and livestock.”

Jesus said, “Everyone who drinks from this water will get thirsty again.

But whoever

drinks from the water

that I will give him

will never get thirsty again. 

In fact,

the water I will give him will become a well of water springing up in him for eternal life.”

His divine power

has granted to us

all things

that pertain to life and godliness,

through the knowledge of him

who called us

to his own glory and excellence,

I know

how

to be brought low,

and I know how to abound.

In any and every circumstance,

I have learned the secret

of

facing plenty

and hunger,

abundance

and need. 

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Set your minds

on things that are above,

not on things that are on earth. 

For you have died,

and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 

When Christ who is your life appears,

then

you

also will appear with him in glory.

Put to death

therefore

what is earthly in you:

sexual immorality,

impurity,

passion,

evil desire,

and covetousness, which is idolatry. 

On account of these the wrath of God is coming.

In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. 

But now you must put them all away:

anger,

wrath,

malice,

slander,

and obscene talk from your mouth. 

Do not lie to one another,

seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices 

and

have

put

on

the new self,

which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. 

 

Scripture References In Order of Appearance:

Ecclesiastes 5:10-11 — English Standard Version

Ecclesiastes 2:11 — King James Version

Hebrews 13:5 — New International Version

Luke 12:15 — English Standard Version

1 John 2:16 — King James Version

1 Timothy 6:9-10 — King James Version

Proverbs 27:20 — King James Version

James 4:2-6 — Christian Standard Bible

Mark 4:19 — English Standard Version

Psalm 37:3-7 — English Standard Version

Psalm 119:36-37 — English Standard Version

John 4:7-13 — Christian Standard Bible

2 Peter 1:3 — English Standard Version

Philippians 4:12-13 — English Standard Version

Colossians 3:2-10 — English Standard Version

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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