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Pleasure

Bible verses about pleasure.


It's human nature to crave pleasure, and many people get caught up in the moment, seeking pleasure above all else. However, as Christians, we know that pleasure-seeking isn't enough. It is crucial to acknowledge the importance of the Bible and its teachings in our day to day life. For this reason, we've compiled a list of fifteen Bible verses that discuss pleasure-seeking.


Psalm 16:11 - "You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever."


Deuteronomy 5:33 - "Follow all the laws and commands I am giving you today so that you may live, increase in number, and enter and occupy the land the Lord promised to your ancestors."


Hebrews 13:5 - "Keep your life free from the love of money and be content with what you have; for he has said, 'I will never leave you or forsake you.'"


Colossians 3:2 - "Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things."


Ecclesiastes 2:1 - "I said to myself, 'Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good. But that also proved to be meaningless.'"


1 Timothy 6:17 - "Command all those who are rich in this world's goods (not to be arrogant and proud, nor to place their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain), but to put their hope in God who richly rewards us with all things."


Proverbs 3:13-15 - "Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her."


Matthew 6:19-21 - "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is there your heart will be also."


Hebrews 11:25 - "He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time."


2 Timothy 3:1-4 - "But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God."


Psalm 37:4 - "Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart."


Luke 9:23 - "Then he said to them all: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me."


Psalm 63:5 - "I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips, my mouth will praise you."


Galatians 5:22-23 - "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law."


1 Corinthians 10:31 - "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."


As Christians, it's essential to recognize that we are all susceptible to temptation and pleasure-seeking. However, through the guidance of Bible verses about pleasure, we can redirect our focus onto the importance of heavenly treasures and eternal life. May these fifteen verses inspire you to live a life that pleases God and help you find contentment in the love and grace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


Reflection Questions

What advice would you give to a Christian seeking pleasure in life?

How do you maintain balance between enjoying life and honouring God?

How do you find spiritual fulfillment without overindulging in pleasures?

Do you think Christians should be allowed to enjoy physical pleasures like sex and eating enjoyable foods?

Are there specific activities that are deemed off-limits for Christians when it comes to pleasure?


Thanks for joining us today! Don't forget to leave your favourite verses in the comments about this topic.

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