2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when men will not tolerate sound doctrine, but with itching ears they will gather around themselves teachers to suit their own desires. 4 So they will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.

  1. “Everyone has sex before marriage.”
  2. “I can’t forgive them.”
  3. “God made me homosexual.”
  4. “Marijuana is from the earth.”
  5. “The Bible doesn’t say cursing is a sin.”

These statements are not to single out anyone or to bring condemnation on anyone, but some people use these statements to justify or suit their own desires.

Our flesh craves things contrary to the Word of God. That craving can be so intense until we’ll use scripture to justify our cravings or ignore the Word of God and label it archaic.

Times may have changed, but the Word of God remains the same. Instead of having the Word of God conform to our lives, we need to conform our lives to the Word of God. We also must want our lives to conform to God’s Word.

Conforming may not be easy, but God’s grace is all we need. To overcome the cravings of our flesh, we must remind ourselves we are the righteousness of God in Christ, believe God loves and has forgiven us regardless of what we have done or are doing, and receive His grace to overcome our flesh (2 Cor. 5:21; Col. 2:13; 2 Cor. 12:9).

Resist the cravings and submit to God.