#4634 – Fleeting Pleasures

Good morning people who make choices in light of eternity

Hebrews 11:24-26 NIV By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.

These are significant times that we live in. These are times when the pleasures of life are increasingly pervasive. Temptations are everywhere, and so often they are packaged in an appealing way.

But anything outside of God’s design and pattern brings death.

The problem is, people often measure their decisions by the immediate affect. This is both dangerous and foolish.

Sure, there is pleasure attached to many wrong choices. The reality is that this is part of the power of temptation. Let me repeat something that I have said many times before, and that is, temptation wouldn’t be temptation if it wasn’t tempting.

But this scripture adds the word fleeting before the words pleasures of sin.

The pleasure may last for a minute, or it may last for a few hours. Some pleasures of sin may even last longer, but compared to eternity, every other length of time is most definitely fleeting.

I feel to encourage and even challenge some people today with this comment:

Don’t allow the fleeting pleasures of sin result in being fatal to your eternal salvation. Choose God, choose His ways, and choose life.