Two Kinds of Pleasures: Choose One

Momentary pleasure is like fast food; it tastes good but it’s not good for long-term health. King David sang, “For (God’s) anger lasts for a moment, but His favor lasts for a lifetime. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning..” (Psalms 30:5). Again, David declared, “You will show me the path of life. In Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Psalms 16:11). The person who seeks worldly pleasure may enjoy moments of pleasure but endure months of pain. One who chooses godly pleasure may endure moments of pain but will enjoy an eternity of pure pleasure.