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Email Tips: Pleasure Seeking

This "tip" was originally delivered on Saturday, September 21st, 2013 .

Pleasure is nice.

Webster’s dictionary describes it like this:

“The gratification of the senses or of the mind; agreeable sensations or emotions; the excitement, relish or happiness produced by enjoyment or the expectation of good; opposed to pain.

We receive pleasure from the indulgence of appetite;
from the view of a beautiful landscape;
from the harmony of sounds;
from agreeable society;
from the expectation of Seeing an absent friend;
from the prospect of gain or success of any kind.

Pleasure is properly positive excitement of the passions or the mind; but we give the name also to the absence of excitement, when that excitement is painful; as when we cease to labor, or repose after fatigue, or when the mind is tranquilized after anxiety or agitation.”

I love pleasure. I would seek it out, and spend money to have it. Who wouldn’t? Everyone does.

There does not seem to be anything bad about pleasure. Read the definition again… doesn’t it sound good? Don’t you want it to describe every day of your life?

We must be able to discern not only what is said, but what is not said if we are going to discern good and evil.

Did you notice what was missing, what was left out? Here’s a clue.

“… lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God” – 1 Tim 3:1-4

For His glory,

Justin Curtis Johnson

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