Proverbs of a 38 yr old man
Never chase. Never chase evil desires because lust is the grand destroyer of the will. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever. You don’t need to chase goodness and mercy, they will follow you. God's Spirit will come to you and fill you with everlasting fire. You never have to chase, it is a bubbling brook of living water inside that keeps you from constant empty sinful desires. If you are chasing then you are chasing your own tail instead of Gods gift of spirit and life. And as you pursue God He pursues you. Where as with evil desires they are quickly quenched by consequence and sin finding you. The problem is your use to chasing even when no one is chasing you. Your guilty and you know it. No one has to tell you, you are sinner, even the best of us. Submission to God is key to not chasing. Hear Jesus say: Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?” “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.” Accept your lot in life, what God does through you is up to him. But never chase. Why? I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. My soul clings to Him; his right hand upholds me. My purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts. Now Christ has gone to heaven. He is seated in the place of honor next to God, and all the angels and authorities and powers accept his authority. So then, since Christ suffered physical pain, you must arm yourselves with the same attitude he had, and be ready to suffer, too. For if you have suffered physically for Christ, you have finished with sin. As a result, you won’t spend the rest of your lives chasing your own desires, but you will be anxious to do the will of God.
Study Eph. 2:3