Entertainment vs. Exploring

 “The world’s artificial pleasures are all but evidence that the human 
race has to a large extent lost its power to enjoy the true pleasures 
of life, and is forced to substitute for them false and 
degrading thrills.” – A.W. Tozer
Has entertainment served as a culprit in the loss of your time? Has entertainment for the sake of entertainment caused you to withdraw or retreat into yourself in order to escape reality, rather than helping to find your place and purpose in reality?

Reading rich, thought-provoking material can give way to wisdom and a greater desire for exploration and knowledge. Reading sets our eyes on the vast universe we inhabit and its many possibilities and opportunities. Just as honey can be added to enhance the flavor of a homemade dessert, some entertainment can sweeten and benefit our lives, but over-consumption has an ill effect.

Productive reading, however, especially when done in excess, fuels victory, passion, knowledge and understanding. Dave Ramsey explains: “One of the great gifts my mom gave me was she taught me that anything that you want to know, anything that you want to be, any problem that you have, can be solved from a book. Books give you access to other people’s wisdom, other people’s experience, and the wisdom of the ages for that matter.”