Dallas Willard, an American philosophy professor and author wrote, “We dishonor God as much by fearing and avoiding pleasure as we do by dependence upon it or living for it.”

Last week I mentioned this verse: “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment” (1 Timothy 6:17). God wants his children to enjoy their lives, neither fearing pleasure or depending upon it.