Pleasure and Happiness
The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. John 10:10 NLT
I'm my own worst enemy.
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep. John 10:11 NLT
You: bought it leased it ate it drank it smoked it dated it
Sin's purpose is to steal, kill and destroy.
Problem: Prioritizing pleasure over happiness
Eventually, pleasure loses it's pleasure and becomes a prison.
Well then, since God’s grace has set us free from the law, does that mean we can go on sinning? Of course not! Romans 6:15 NLT
Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living. Romans 6:16 NLT
Thank God! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you wholeheartedly obey this teaching we have given you. Romans 6:17 NLT
Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living. Romans 6:18 NLT
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 NLT
Peace with God, paves the way to peace with ourselves, which equips us to make peace with others.
Jesus: If you sow better, you'll reap better and feel better.
Is there a pleasure that's undermining your happiness?
Is there a pleasure that's slowly taken you prisoner?