God vs Pleasure
The serpent’s lie was that God isn’t good enough: that God was limiting our joy. The truth is, however, every pleasure apart from God is deficient, limiting, and fleeting. Everything we enjoy outside of God has more pleasure when it is enjoyed in him. The greatest joy is God’s presence because joy is kept within God.
A life of finding joy in God is the walk of discipleship, enjoying the good things God has given us, and seeking greater intimacy with Christ as we are transformed into his image. The Christian life is difficult, but we are to look at the reward of Christ. At his right hand is fullness of joy, and we are to have faith that all other pleasures are fleeting, and suffering doesn’t compare to the future glory of heaven.
12 Oct 2014
Nick is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Melbourne East. He loves Jesus, is passionate about connecting deep theology with everyday life, and eager to make a difference in the time he has by helping plant as many churches as possible. After Jesus, Nick loves his wife Jules, and his two kids, Axel and Aria. He holds an MDiv from Ridley College, is a member of Acts 29, an ordained Anglican minister and gives too much of his time to fantasy sports.