God Gives Us All Things Richly To Enjoy

Nov 9, 2020

Pizza tastes good, because it’s supposed to be savored.  Sex feels good, because it’s supposed to bring pleasure.  A rose smells good, because it’s supposed to delight the senses.  A sunset looks good because it’s supposed to fill us with awe.  Music sounds good because it’s supposed to tickle our ears.

It is right to enjoy the good gifts of God in the way that He designed them to be enjoyed because that’s why He gives them to us.   The sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touches of the created world are supposed to be enjoyed because God made them that way as senders and made us that way as receivers … of pleasure. They are ours to enjoy, each pointing us to our greatest gift and greatest enjoyment, God Himself.  For those who are trusting in Jesus, the day is coming when the joy we encounter now in part will be unveiled in fullness, and the temporary pleasure we experience on earth will be ours forevermore in the presence of God (Psalm 16:11).  Until then, let us be grateful to God for His gracious gifts and enjoy them to God’s glory by treasuring Him more than we do them.

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