But see, there is joy and revelry,
slaughtering of cattle and killing of sheep,
eating of meat and drinking of wine!
“Let us eat and drink,” you say,
“for tomorrow we die!”
The Lord Almighty has revealed this in my hearing: “Till your dying day this sin will not be atoned for,” says the Lord, the Lord Almighty.
Because of our desire to fill up emptiness or because we wanted to satisfy the flesh, we engage in worldly matters that doesn’t please God. Due to our hunger for joy, we tend to commit sin. Let me cite some instances of ungodly joy.
They say going to parties would make you forget all your worries and gives you heavenly bliss. Why is that so? Because going to bars gives you opportunity to make friends with strangers, dance, laugh out loud and shout, drink until your liver turns gray and smoke until your lungs give in. You can do whatever you want. You can have sex with whomever you met. Pretty crazy isn’t it? I haven’t been to a bar and I do not desire to. The things I had stated were all narrated by my classmates who were bar hoppers during college. I am not judging them and I am not saying that all who goes to party do all these things. What I wanted to emphasize is that we must learn how to distinguish real joy from short lived happiness. We must choose to do things that glorifies God instead of doing things that satisfies the flesh. We must learn how to separate ourselves from worldly deceptions.
Eat, drink, have sex and be merry for tomorrow you will die. This is the belief of those whose life is not focus on God. Yet to those who had surrendered their life to God, every minute is precious and they spend every God given day as if it’s their last.
You smoke cigarette non-stop, you were diagnosed with lung cancer, and you blame God. You drink liquor like water now you are suffering from liver cirrhosis, you blame God. You engaged in multiple sexual relationships, STD hit you, you blame God. It isn’t fair right?
We must be responsible of our actions. Think of the possible consequences. To be guided, listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit.It won’t hurt us if we stay away from the things that snatch us away from God. In the end,we will reap true joy in heaven where we will be partying non-stop in glorifying our Maker.