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There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God,
(Ecclesiastes 2:24) ESV

Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his lot.
(Ecclesiastes 5:18) ESV

Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Walk in the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes. But know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.
(Ecclesiastes 11:9) ESV

Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
(Luke 15:7) ESV

Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
(John 16:24) ESV

As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.
(1 Timothy 6:17) ESV1

Inspirational Quotes from Famous People

A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning.
--Chuck Noll American Coach Born 1932

All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.
--Francois Fenelon French Clergyman Born 1651 Died 1715

As this world was not intended to be a state of any great satisfaction or high enjoyment, so neither was it intended to be a mere scene of unhappiness and sorrow.
--Joseph Butler English Clergyman Born 1692 Died 1752

Beauty must appeal to the senses, must provide us with immediate enjoyment, must impress us or insinuate itself into us without any effort on our part.
--Claude Debussy French Composer Born 1862 Died 1918

But the delights of solitude don't only consist of dreaming. Next in enjoyment, I think, comes planning.
--Anna Neagle English Actress Born 1904 Died 1986

Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity.
--Paul Goodman American Writer Born 1911 Died 1972

Fastidious taste makes enjoyment a struggle.
--Mason Cooley American Writer Born 1927 Died 2002

I have always said and felt that true enjoyment can not be described.
--Jean-Jacques Rousseau French Philosopher Born 1712 Died 1778

I think of art as the highest level of creativity. To me, it is one of the greatest sources of enjoyment.
--David Rockefeller American Businessman Born 1915

It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.
--Carl Friedrich Gauss German Mathematician Born 1777 Died 1855

Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment.
--Novalis German Poet Born 1772 Died 1801

Life is a progress from want to want, not from enjoyment to enjoyment.
--Samuel Johnson English Author Born 1709 Died 17844

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Enjoyment and the Bible

Many Christians act as if sin is not pleasurable. The Bible tells a different story. In Hebrews 11:24-27 we read: "By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing him who is invisible" (emphasis added).

It is clear from another passage in which the word pleasure is used that enjoyment is the meaning. Paul reminds Timothy that the living God "gives us richly all things to enjoy" (1 Tim. 6:17, emphasis added). In the beginning God created mankind in a garden of pleasure. "The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food" (Gen. 2:8-9).

In the fallen world (which resulted from Adam's sin) people pervert God's good gifts. God intended his creation to reveal his glory. Now people use it without any regard for him.

God has cursed every abused gift in the sense that it gives only a temporary pleasure and often brings horrible consequences in the present. Gluttony, sexual promiscuity, drunkenness and greed are examples of what sin can do when we use God's gifts without loving him, and when we fail to use those gifts in the way that he intended.

Sin is truly pleasurable or people would not be so addicted to it. The problem is that the pleasure is temporary, and the addiction permanent, because sinners disconnect their quest for pleasure from their eternal Creator. He is the author of real enjoyment and true life.

By God's grace, Moses realized all of this when he lived in Egypt. He was raised in the royal palace of Pharaoh himself as an adopted son of Pharaoh's daughter. He had the best education money could buy (Acts 7:22). He had untold wealth, prestige and power. He had a promising future in Egypt. Why, then, was he willing to give it all up? It was not that he saw the immediate consequences of sin. He was not a drunkard. He did not have a communicable disease. No, he recognized something deeper about sin's beguiling nature.

Moses realized that God's blessings must be used in his service or else they become a curse. This reminds us of the man in the parable who stored up all his wealth thinking he was set for life, and that very night he died and had to answer for his sin (Luke 12:13-21). His treasure disappeared. It was temporary. "So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God" (Luke 12:21). Moses knew that the pleasures of sin are passing. They are temporary. They do not last. Even if their season is a lifetime, when it is over all pleasure is gone forever. Think of it. Eternity without one second of enjoyment.

Those who turn from sin and trust in Christ are given promises that are trustworthy. "You will show me the path of life; in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore" (Ps. 16:11). David said that God's people "are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your pleasures" (Ps. 36:8).2


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Definition of Enjoyment

1. The condition of enjoying anything; pleasure or satisfaction, as in the possession or occupancy of anything; possession and use; as, the enjoyment of an estate.

2. That which gives pleasure or keen satisfaction.3 




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