A news paper article quoted a young man from the Millennial Generation who said many his age would not invest in a house anytime soon because they want what they want and they want it now. A house is just too much of a burden. Millennials want to spend their money on their “wants.”
Strangely, my pastor’s sermon echoed the theme. Quoting from 2nd Timothy 4:10, from the Alex Huxley’s Brave New World and Orwell’s 1984, he brought forth the idea that our pleasures are what keep us from God.
Orwell felt that “Big Brother” would do us in. And today, we realize that “Big Brother” is watching us more than we knew. However, it is Huxley’s prophetic writing that should concern us.
In Brave New World Revisited, Huxley warned that we have “Failed to take into account man’s almost infinite appetite for distractions” or, said another way, our love for pleasure–whether food, entertainment, drinking, gambling, sunning, sailing, etc.
Have we allowed the God of Pleasure to distract us from the higher life, the more abundant life, that is in Christ Jesus? Are we more concerned with the riches of this world rather than the riches of Christ? Do we even know what the riches of Christ are?
“For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his soul?” Matt 16:26.