The Way of Walking with Christ - based on a work of Miyamoto Musashi

2) Do not scheme for physical pleasure.
Physical pleasure in this world is both fleeting, and addictive.  The most destructive addictions seduce and hook the addict on feelings of Euphoria, or at least the lessening/escape of pain - either physical or mental.  Once hooked to either the escape of pain, or the implementation of pleasure, responsibilities begin to fall by the wayside.  Eventually the addiction becomes the only thing that is important.  It becomes pure selfishness.  All that matters is the addiction.  God, Family, friends.. these are no longer central, they no longer matter. 

I am not trying to say that you can never experience pleasure, that you cannot ever have fun.  What i am trying to say here is that once you begin to manipulate circumstances to seek out "physical pleasure" instead of continuing the pursuit of God, you have left the "narrow path" and started down the broad road to destruction.
Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few." (Matthew 7:13-14, ESV)
Allow God to bring you joy and pleasure in His timing.  He will bring joy and pleasure greater than you could ever hope for.  You will not have to scheme for it.

Self control is like a muscle.  It will only get stronger when exercised.

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