Making journeys of pleasure

 

 

In our society we are continually bombarded with alluring advertisements through which we are invited to go on pleasure journeys (at favourable prices) in many countries of the world to find out the beauties and the wonderful things of those places. And since here in Italy people are well-off many go on these journeys.

I exhort you not to make these journeys of pleasure because they are a waste of time and money. Paul says that “all things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify” (1 Corinthians 10:23 - NKJV) and these journeys are not helpful to your spiritual life.

If you really want to make useful journeys in African countries or in South American countries or Asian countries, then you can go to visit some poor Churches of those countries to meet their needs, that is, to help the widows, the orphans and the poor among the saints of those Churches by bringing some money to them or doing some other good works for the sake of those needy people.

By so doing, your journey will be helpful to you and to the needy believers living in those places. Be wise, brothers, and see that you use your abundance (which God has given you in this period of great plenty for this country) in order to glorify God. Take heed to yourselves because the pleasures of life are able to choke the Word planted in you.

 

 

 

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