RE Verse reading–Isaiah 5:1-13, 18-23 (day seven) “Woe to those who rise early in the morning to run after their drinks. . .but they have no regard for the deeds of the Lord” (vs 11-12) It is so common it almost seems normal (not the same thing) –people who make life choices based on pleasure. Alcohol is only one example. Just as easy to surrender life to mood or recreation. The central characteristic of such a life? Avoid pain! Seek pleasure! Be happy! Life like this (2800 years ago and today) has no regard for the deeds of the Lord. (Please note! It is not pleasure that is the problem, but pleasure as the priority of life) Somehow, there is never time or motivation to wait on the Lord or consider His purposes. The end of this life is woe (grief, sorrow, loss). Pleasure is a mistress not a wife. The higher life is not found following our feelings, but in following Christ.