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Fullness

December 14, 2010
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On the most basic of levels, I desire fullness, and fleshly lusts seduce me by attaching themselves to this basic desire. They exploit the empty spaces in me, and they promise that fullness will be mine if I give in to their demands. When my soul sits empty and is aching for something to fill it, such deceptive promises are extremely difficult to resist.

Consequently, the key to mortifying fleshly lusts is to eliminate the emptiness within me and replace it with fullness; and I accomplish this by feasting on the gospel.

Eyes do not rove, nor do fleshly lusts rule, when the heart is fat with the love of Jesus!

– Milton Vincent, A Gospel Primer, 45-46.

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