Episode 14: The Idol of Pleasure

We all are drawn to things that promise to satisfy the desires of our flesh. However, we can see that worshiping at the idol of pleasure will never satisfy us or bring us lasting joy. Learn why it is so important that we identify the ways this idol presents itself in our lives and see that what Jesus freely offers us is so much better.


Additional Podcast Resource

Read Colossians 3:1-17.

  • What commands does God give you in these verses as you start walking out a life lived for Jesus rather than the idol of pleasure?
  • How seriously does God seem to feel about the list of sins in verses 5-9?
  • Instead of focusing on the sinful pleasures the world is running after, what are we to do as Christ followers (v. 12-17)?
  • What can you do today to take steps to “set your mind on things above, not earthly things”?

Close your time in God's Word with a prayer asking God to help you and give you the strength to live the way these verses described going forward. Then, consider listening to this song and think about how your life would look if you lived each day knowing you were made for God, not this world.

“Made for You” ©Matt Papa