Worldly pleasures and amusements may lead to:
Job>21:14-15—-“They say to God, ‘Depart from us!
We do not even desire the knowledge of Your ways.
15 ‘[a]Who is [b]the Almighty, that we should serve Him,
And what would we gain if we entreat Him?’
Matthew Henry commentary for Job 21:7-16 is as follows:
“7-16 Job says, Remarkable judgments are sometimes brought upon notorious sinners, but not always. Wherefore is it so? This is the day of God’s patience; and, in some way or other, he makes use of the prosperity of the wicked to serve his own counsels, while it ripens them for ruin; but the chief reason is, because he will make it appear there is another world. These prospering sinners make light of God and religion, as if because they have so much of this world, they had no need to look after another. But religion is not a vain thing. If it be so to us, we may thank ourselves for resting on the outside of it. Job shows their folly.”
Worldly pleasures may lead to rejection of God!
Isaiah 5: Their banquets are accompanied by lyre and harp, by tambourine and flute, and by wine;
But they do not pay attention to the deeds of the LORD,
Nor do they consider the work of His hands.
Amos 6: Woe to those who are at ease in Zion
And to those who feel secure in the mountain of Samaria,
The distinguished men of the foremost of nations,
To whom the house of Israel comes.
2 Go over to Calneh and look,
And go from there to Hamath the great,
Then go down to Gath of the Philistines.
Are [a]they better than these kingdoms,
Or is their territory greater than yours?
3 Do you put off the day of calamity,
And would you bring near the seat of violence?
4 Those who recline on beds of ivory
And sprawl on their couches,
And eat lambs from the flock
And calves from the midst of the stall,
5 Who improvise to the sound of the harp,
And like David have [b]composed songs for themselves,
6 Who drink wine from [c]sacrificial bowls
While they anoint themselves with the finest of oils,
Yet they have not grieved over the ruin of Joseph.
Worldly pleasures may lead to a disregard for the things of God!
Proverbs 14: 13 Even in laughter the heart may be in pain,
And the end of joy may be grief.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
4 But in the end she is bitter as wormwood,
Sharp as a two-edged sword.
Worldly wisdom and pleasure can lead us into sorrow and destruction!