Proverbs 21:17 Whoever loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich. #Bible
Pleasure costs money. When you relax, take at easy, and the sorts, you are missing the fruits of your labor, not to mention what your pleasures cost you.
The greatest problem with pleasure is, it distracts you, you take your attention off of Jesus. You get soft, It is difficult to get going again. The remembrance of your time in pleasure goes so fast and fades so quickly, you feel like it never happened.
Yes just like a vacation. Its here, you have two weeks in front of you. You lift your head and look around and a week has gone by. You see the days fleeting, and the next thing you know your setting your alarm to go back to work in the morning. You try to remember your vacation and the details are escaping you already.
Again yes we need those breaks from our labors, but they come with frustration.
Wine and oil, in this culture their cost was huge. You paid dearly in many ways to enjoy them.
If these pleasures go where Jesus doesn’t go, we need to consider where we are and get back to Jesus, because Jesus is our rest, and He knows what’s best.