"I thought in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good." But that also proved to be meaningless." - Ecclesiastes 2:1
Errol Flynn was an Australian-born actor. He starred in early films “The Adventures of Robin Hood”, “Captain Blood”, “The Charge of the Light Brigade”, and the hero in a number of Westerns such as Dodge City, Santa Fe Trail, and San Antonio.
Flynn developed a reputation for womanizing, hard-drinking, chain-smoking, and, for a time in the 1940s, narcotics abuse. He was linked romantically with Lupe Vélez, Marlene Dietrich, and Dolores del Río, among many others. Carole Lombard is said to have resisted his advances but invited him to her extravagant parties. He was a regular attendee of William Randolph Hearst's equally lavish affairs at Hearst Castle, though he was once asked to leave after becoming excessively intoxicated.
He was the consummate pleasure seeker. The expression "in like Flynn" referred to the supreme ease with which Flynn reputedly seduced women. Flynn was reportedly fond of the expression and later claimed that he wanted to call his memoir “In Like Me”. He died at age 50 because of a bad heart and liver due to his excesses.
Seeking pleasure does not bring fulfillment; that can only come through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Today in prayer, thank Christ that in Him we can find contentment in all circumstances.
"I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy." - C.S. Lewis
God's Word: "He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich." - Proverbs 21:17