17 For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.17 For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions,21 envying, drunkenness, 21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. , and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
It seems the goal in life is to have happiness, to give love, receive love, experience love & to have a life full of lot & never feel down & depressed. The Spirit has given their life to Christ, have happiness that from now they are loved & to know the true meaning of life, is too personal. I will show you the meaning of life, from the word of God;
Revelation 4:11 “Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.”
A person that doesn’t have a desire to serve their Creator, cause they are far from the Spirit, so they try the meaning of life, by providing happiness & salvation for themselves by feeding their flesh. The deeds of the flesh written in this Bible provide temporary high & empty, believe me, I used to chase these desires of the flesh & it was only when I felt like I still felt empty after I got what I wanted. I remember going to a Super Bowl party once, with most of my co-workers, & it was very wild. The host of the party went all out to provide an awesome party, he even pet the baby alligators . We were all told to bring our own booze, & many bought illegal drugs, there was a spread of all kinds of food, so everything looked groovy. I didn’t plan on getting too, drunk so i drank something called trash can punch, I thought it was innocent, but hardly did i know it was stronger than anything there & eating the fruit in that had soak up all the alcohol from the booze & simply increase what this Bible passage calls drunkenness & carousing. Someone told me a girl was hitting on me & I told them I didn’t care so I was so drunk & high. The Super Bowl game i went to go see, i totally forgot it was on tv & there was tv in every room.The party got so out of hand, when food ran out, people were raiding the host’s refrigerator & eating whatever they found, even raw hamburger meat, the girl had ask me “this make me sick” & i said “yes’ but i just went hungry cause i was never that drunk. After the game was over & i don’t know who won & I can’t remember who played. The host said I spent the night because I was too drunk to drive him, so I just crashed. When I woke up feeling like crap & smelling bad, I had learned I was sleeping on a dog blanket. When i went to work , I felt horrible & my coworkers looked horrible also, & we thank God, the restaurant is slow on Monday. It took me some time that by living that , to learn I was never happy in that lifestyle, the temporary high was over, if i found a girl, she would leave & found someone else. All these empty things become like idols’ worship, because they take the attention from our Creator. The liquor stores say they sell spirits, & they do provide a temporary drunken high, but most of the time you will end up paying tribute to the porcelain throne. I am glad I gave up that empty lifestyle & chasing temporary gods, cause scripture tells me & you, if we are led by the Spirit of the Lord, that lifestyle leads to the Kingdom of God. God bless you all, the Lord Jesus loves you & so do I. Amen, Sam H.
Ephesians 5:15 Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,16 making the most of your time, because the days are evil. 17 So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,