Living in Pleasure

As Paul wrote about what widows the church should help financially permanently and explained the holy lives that the widows should have led, he then said in contrast, “But she who lives in pleasure is dead while she lives” (1 Timothy 5:6).
That rings true not only for certain widows, but for all people. If we are lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God, we are dead in the spirit. Our bodies live, but inwardly we are not what we are supposed to be and so our spirits do not live in God. If we do not live in God, it is as good as being dead.
Enjoy life, yes, but do not make a god of it.

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