Is It Lawful To Treat Yourself?
Ecclesiastes 2:10 All that my eyes desired I did not refuse them. I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure, for my heart was pleased because of all my labor and this was my reward for all my labor.
It feels right to reward ourselves for all the work we’ve done. We say we deserve a little treat after earning from our labor. We would buy ourselves new clothes, eat food we want, watch a movie, spend a little for ourselves, and buy stuff we want.
It might make us feel better but at the end of the day we realize satisfaction is just momentary. And so we work again and desire to earn more and reward ourselves with greater pleasure but yet again at the end of the day the result is the same.
We’re chasing after the wind and ironically we keep the cycle going like it’s all we know and the only way to live.
Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
Solomon can attest that we could never satisfy ourselves. David testifies that only the Lord can satisfy all our heart’s emptiness.
Stop wasting money on your vanities. Use your money to glorify God.