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NAVE: Amusements and Worldly Pleasures
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Amusements and Worldly Pleasures

Amusements and Worldly Pleasures [NAVE]

AMUSEMENTS AND WORLDLY PLEASURES
Belong to the works of the flesh, Gal. 5:19, 21; are transitory, Job 21:12, 13; Heb. 11:25; vain, Eccl. 2:11; choke the word of God in the heart, Luke 8:14; formed a part of idolatrous worship, Ex. 32:4, 6, 19, with 1 Cor. 10:7; Judg. 16:23-25.
Lead to rejection of God, Job 21:12-15; poverty, Prov. 21:17; disregard of the judgments and works of God, Isa. 5:12; Amos 6:1-6; terminate in sorrow, Prov. 14:13; lead to greater evil, Job 1:5; Matt. 14:6-8; the wicked seek for happiness in, Eccl. 2:1, 8.
Indulgence in, a proof of folly, Eccl. 7:4; a characteristic of the wicked, Isa. 47:8; Eph. 4:17, 19; 2 Tim. 3:4; Tit. 3:3; 1 Pet. 4:3; a proof of spiritual death, 1 Tim. 5:6; an abuse of riches, Jas. 5:1, 5; wisdom of abstaining from, Eccl. 7:2, 3; shued by the primitive saints, 1 Pet. 4:3.
Abstinence from, seems strange to the wicked, 1 Pet. 4:4; denounced by God, Isa. 5:11, 12; exclude from the kingdom of God, Gal. 5:21; punishment of, Eccl. 11:9; 2 Pet. 2:13; renunciation of, exemplified by Moses, Heb. 11:25.
See: Dancing; Games; Pleasure, Worldly; Worldliness.


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