Pleasure, Worldly

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Isaiah 5:11-13

Woe to those who rise early in the morning in pursuit of beer, who linger into the evening, inflamed by wine. At their feasts they have lyre, harp, tambourine, flute, and wine. They do not perceive the Lord's actions, and they do not see the work of His hands. Therefore My people go into exile because they lack knowledge; the dignitaries are starving, and the masses are parched with thirst.

Ecclesiastes 7:4

The heart of the wise is in a house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in a house of pleasure.

Galatians 5:19-21

Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, moral impurity, promiscuity, idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and anything similar, about which I tell you in advance-as I told you before-that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Ecclesiastes 2:8-11

I also amassed silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. I gathered male and female singers for myself, and many concubines, the delights of men. Thus, I became great and surpassed all who were before me in Jerusalem; my wisdom also remained with me. All that my eyes desired, I did not deny them. I did not refuse myself any pleasure, for I took pleasure in all my struggles. This was my reward for all my struggles.read more.
When I considered all that I had accomplished and what I had labored to achieve, I found everything to be futile and a pursuit of the wind. There was nothing to be gained under the sun.

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Pleasure, worldly » Results of a pleasure-seeking life » Sought by the epicureans as the chief aim of life

Ecclesiastes 2:1

I said to myself, "Go ahead, I will test you with pleasure and enjoy what is good." But it turned out to be futile.

Amos 6:4

They lie on beds [inlaid with] ivory, sprawled out on their couches, and dine on lambs from the flock and calves from the stall.

Acts 17:18

Then also, some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers argued with him. Some said, "What is this pseudo-intellectual trying to say?" Others replied, "He seems to be a preacher of foreign deities"-because he was telling the good news about Jesus and the resurrection.

Ecclesiastes 2:24

There is nothing better for man than to eat, drink, and to enjoyhis work. I have seen that even this is from God's hand.

Pleasure, worldly » Results of a pleasure-seeking life » Luxurious living, examples of

Amos 6:4

They lie on beds [inlaid with] ivory, sprawled out on their couches, and dine on lambs from the flock and calves from the stall.

Esther 1:5-6

At the end of this time, the king held a week-long banquet in the garden courtyard of the royal palace for all the people, from the greatest to the least, who were present in the fortress of Susa. White and violet linen hangings were fastened with fine white and purple linen cords to silver rods on marble columns. Gold and silver couches [were arranged] on a mosaic pavement of red feldspar, marble, mother-of-pearl, and precious stones.

Esther 1:7

Beverages were served in an array of gold goblets, each with a different design. Royal wine flowed freely, according to the king's bounty

1 Kings 4:22-23

Solomon's provisions for one day were 150 bushels of fine flour and 300 bushels of meal, 10 fattened oxen, 20 range oxen, and 100 sheep, besides deer, gazelles, roebucks, and pen-fed poultry,

More verses: 1 Kings 10:21-22

Pleasure, worldly » Results of a pleasure-seeking life » Prodigality, general references to

Amos 6:6

They drink wine by the bowlful and anoint themselves with the finest oils but do not grieve over the ruin of Joseph.

Luke 15:13

Not many days later, the younger son gathered together all he had and traveled to a distant country, where he squandered his estate in foolish living.

Luke 15:30

But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your assets with prostitutes, you slaughtered the fattened calf for him.'

Pleasure, worldly » Results of a pleasure-seeking life » Wantoness

2 Peter 2:18

For uttering bombastic, empty words, they seduce, by fleshly desires and debauchery, people who have barely escaped from those who live in error.

James 5:5

You have lived luxuriously on the land and have indulged yourselves. You have fattened your hearts for the day of slaughter.

Luke 15:30

But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your assets with prostitutes, you slaughtered the fattened calf for him.'

Pleasure, worldly » Results of a pleasure-seeking life » Spiritual death

James 5:5

You have lived luxuriously on the land and have indulged yourselves. You have fattened your hearts for the day of slaughter.

Pleasure, worldly » Results of a pleasure-seeking life » Poverty

Isaiah 22:13

But look: joy and gladness, butchering of cattle, slaughtering of sheep, eating of meat, and drinking of wine- "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!"

Pleasure, worldly » Results of a pleasure-seeking life » False security

Isaiah 47:8-9

"So now hear this, lover of luxury, who sits securely, who says to herself: I, and no one else, will never be a widow or know the loss of children. These two things will happen to you suddenly, in one day: loss of children and widowhood. They will happen to you in their entirety, in spite of your many sorceries and the potency of your spells.

Pleasure, worldly » Results of a pleasure-seeking life » Desire for incessant revelry

2 Peter 2:13

suffering harm as the payment for unrighteousness. They consider it a pleasure to carouse in the daytime. They are blots and blemishes, delighting in their deceptions as they feast with you,

Pleasure, worldly » Results of a pleasure-seeking life » Presumption

Pleasure, worldly » Results of a pleasure-seeking life » Spiritual barrenness

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