Fight (illicit) Pleasure with (true) Pleasure

Posted: May 7, 2014 by abestratton in Words from the Wise

Kevin DeYoung, a pastor and writer, recently tweeted a powerful statement.

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. The beauty of Christ is better than a second look or another click.”

Our culture is saturated with illicit sexual opportunities (physically or mentally), and for the believer (let’s be honest) it’s really hard to keep fighting the deluge of temptation. However, we have a greater pleasure, a more enticing beauty, and a far longer-lasting experience. It is found in gazing on Jesus. Jesus doesn’t always give you the instantaneous rush or titillation, but He does bring a slowly increasing and massively building and soul-gripping pleasure that will last. Without the hollow emptiness. Without the gnawing guilt.

Seek Jesus. Love Jesus. Enjoy Jesus.

Fight temporal and empty pleasure with glorious and eternal pleasure.

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