King Solomon wrote “I denied myself nothing my eyes desired, I refused no pleasure. I amassed silver and gold.” Perhaps part of mankind’s craving for pleasure is based on desire for distractions from the terrible things that are happening around us. Solomon’s tastes were extravagant, his appetites unrestrained, yet he found them meaningless. Then, when he looked to God, he learned that only turning from evil and living a God honouring life brought fulfillment and happiness. Pleasure, money or material achievements do not bring true happiness. As with Solomon, only through a proper relationship with God through faith in Christ can this be found. Jesus said that He came into this world that we might have “life and have it more abundantly.” Only He can satisfy the longings of our hearts.
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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