Who would trade a Lexus for a Geo?
Who would trade an eagle for a bogey?
Who would trade genuine success for utter failure?
But we do...
3-D living people for 2-D images.
Character-building effort for mind-numbing comfort.
Lasting satisfaction for temporary adrenaline.
Time with the Creator for time with our pillow.
Relationship for answers.
Authority for recognition.
And on and on it could go. I, and probably you too, need to remember the lesson of Moses:
By faith, Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking forward to his reward. (Heb. 11.24-26)
Good news and a strong challenge. No bad trades.
But that's just me thinking thoughts...