David looked on Bathsheba and self-indulgence led to over-indulgence and to adultery and murder.
David had a life-long woman problem and a lack of restraint. He embraced it.
Over-indulgence is more than a physical thing, it is a spiritual flaw.
It is idolatry in which one turns to self-gratification instead of God.
Self-indulgence looks like a lot of different things: lust, gluttony, greed.
After self-indulgence defeat hangs like a heavy weight around the neck.
We believe we will find happiness in indulgence, but
Happiness comes not from earthly pleasure but from God.
Self-control is freedom; gluttony is bondage.
Self-control comes from God. It creates a space in which we enjoy the presence of God.
There is no excess with Jesus. One cannot have too much of God.
*Stay active; not just physically, which is good, but spiritually. Pray and read your Bible.
What is consuming me? Is it God?
Pastor Joe Deckard