What kinds of pleasure am I free to enjoy? - Pleasure - TouchPoints

What kinds of pleasure am I free to enjoy?

Ecclesiastes 2:24So I decided there is nothing better than to enjoy food and drink and to find satisfaction in work. Then I realized that this pleasure is from the hand of God. For who can eat or enjoy anything apart from him?

1 Timothy 4:4-5Since everything God created is good, we should not reject any of it. We may receive it gladly, with thankful hearts. For we know it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.

God intends for you to enjoy the life he gave you and the good things he created for all people.

Nehemiah 8:10And Nehemiah continued, “Go and celebrate with a feast of rich foods and sweet drinks, and share gifts of food with people who have nothing prepared. This is a sacred day before our Lord. Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!”

Go and celebrate with a feast of choice foods and sweet drinks, and share gifts of food with people who have nothing prepared. This is a sacred day before our Lord.

It is good to enjoy occasions of celebrating God’s goodness and love.

Psalm 127:4-5Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands. How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them!

God wants you to enjoy the blessing of your family.

John 4:34Jesus explained: “My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing his work.”

The best kind of pleasure is delighting in doing what God wants.

Psalm 16:5, 11Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing . . . You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.

God wants you to take pleasure in him because he knows all of the good blessings he has in store for you.