Pleasure so Profound it has to be Recategorized: RRE 48
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 As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”  And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”  To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.”  And Jesus said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”  Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.”  Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”
Luke 9:57–62 ESV
Who defines pleasure in your life? Who or what are you letting define it?
There was a time in my life when I consumed things in order to bring myself pleasure.
We need to have an honest conversation with ourselves to see how we are bringing pleasure in our lives.
There are three men here that show by their words their source of pleasure.
Home guy – loves money and wealth
Bury the dead – stuck to his family
Say farewell – dependent on his friends
To each one of these men, Jesus directs the point of their life toward Himself. Jesus basically says to each of them, “Your ultimate purpose is lived through Me! Not these things you are getting pleasure from!” The real life that Jesus calls us to is so much greater than the things we typically settle for and call pleasure.
What are you getting pleasure from on your weekend? What is a priority in your life during the week? Who (or what) is ultimately shaping my definition of pleasure in life?
These are all great questions to ask and present to Jesus, and to allow Him to restructure from His perspective of what real life can be.