Pleasures Are Meaningless. I want a new house, new car, new furniture, a vacation and to have money without worry. Do you find yourself wanting these things too?
Then I asked myself, why do I want these things? Honestly because they are new. New things are exciting. and they will give me pleasure…. but only for just a short time and then what? I will want all that stuff again and again.
To find pleasure, we must realize that everything we have is temporary and it’s not possible to ever find pleasure in that. We need to focus on being content and finding joy in our current status.
If I look at our current status, we don’t have a new house, but we do have a house. Our home is lived in and chaotic and there will come a time where it’ll just be my husband and I and I will miss the chaos.
Our car is 10 years old, paid off and it purrs like at kitten. It gets us from point A to point B and buying a new car would only give us pleasure until we made the first car payment.
Material objects only provide temporary pleasure.
Ecclesiastes 2: 10-12 I denied myself nothing my eyes desired: I refused my heart no pleasure. My heart took delight in all my work, and this was the reward for all my labor. Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.
What I learned from this verse is to: Live life with what you have and find pleasures in what you know; such as a life of faith and obedience.
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