the pleasure seeker

Truly the problem with our generation is not that we seek our own pleasure, but that we are too easily pleased. We lap up puddles beneath the broken cisterns of money, social endeavours, romance, when the reservoir of living waters is just beyond! Why should moral acts be contrary to our pleasure?


They should be our greatest joy, our greatest happiness, and in doing good we should not feel stifled, but free in our pleasure. Why should we settle for any less that the greatest joy and satisfaction? It is available, it is free, it is God Himself! We have exchanged His glory for tattered rags; straw hats in place of crowns.

Oh God give us a heart that hungers to be more deeply pleased, more deeply satisfied, more deeply rewarded, that in our hunger and longing for our own pleasure we find that only in You can it be found!

Only in You, can we find our joyous, most satisfying reward.

Jeremiah 2:11-13

“Has a nation changed its gods,
even though they are no gods?
But my people have changed their glory
for that which does not profit.

Be appalled, O heavens, at this;
be shocked, be utterly desolate,
declares the Lord,

for my people have committed two evils:
they have forsaken me,
the fountain of living waters,
and hewed out cisterns for themselves,
broken cisterns that can hold no water.”

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