Jan 7, 2010

Blinded By Pleasure

"The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure." Ecclesiastes 7:4

What are fools blinded by? The answer: pleasure. They seek contentment through amusement and self-fulfillment. The ruler of this world uses these devices to keep them from truth. One of his tactics is to anesthetize them so that they do not feel pain, lest they should turn to God. The worst thing they could do is turn to God, start thinking deeply, ask questions, and seek answers.

It sounds harsh. But it is the wise person who considers what ultimately matters. The fool chases only after the wind of pleasures. But let us be vigilant lest we foolishly become blinded and/or anesthetized. This happens when we are distracted and tempted to find our satisfaction in another thing or person. When tempted to devolve into unhealthy self-gratification, let us remember that the enemy uses it as a ploy to keep unbelievers from entering the Kingdom of God and believers from bearing fruit.

1 comment:

The Old Geezer said...

Amen! Where I live in So. California, amusement and pleasure seekers abound.

Besides the local tourist traps, the so called Christian churches are into a steady diet of 'entertainment' instead of Bible teaching.

It doesn't surprise me at all.
God told us it would be this way in the last days

God bless you and keep up the good work