Chapter 10: Good Times
“Our culture has fed us the lie that feeling good is the highest good.” – Trip Lee
Go and enjoy your life. Have sex. Party hard. Travel the world. Do all that you can and do it to the fullest. YOLO!! You only live once, guys! That’s the motto of the day. Do all you can and live-it up because you only live once. And those proclaiming YOLO are right. You only live once. So the question is what are you living for? Or better, who are you living for?
Trip shares that instead of God we worship pleasure. This is true even if we aren’t going out and partying. In my own life I can crave rest, peace, and quiet. It’s my desire for pleasure that can drive me to be angry or quick tempered or frustrated. But there’s something better. Trip again, “Instead of believing God and trusting Him to bring us joy, we try building our lives on whatever pleasure we can find down here.” But as David says in Psalm 63, God’s steadfast love is better than life.
Here are a few questions based on the rest of the chapter:
What are some things you find yourself taking pleasure in besides God? 2. Do you ever find yourself discouraged or even jealous as you watch the world partake in various activities? 3. How can we enjoy God’s gifts to us without idolizing them? 4. Do you believe there is an inheritance for you because of the gospel?