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According to U.S. News and World Report, medical studies have suggested that all cholesterol is not the same. There is "good cholesterol" and "bad cholesterol."

Good cholesterol consists of high-density lipoproteins, or HDL's. Bad cholesterol consists of low-density lipoproteins, or LDL's.
Bad cholesterol clogs arteries and leads to heart attacks.
"Good cholesterol," writes Rita Rubin, "seems to carry cholesterol out of the coronary-artery walls, thus preventing blockages. Studies show the rate of coronary heart disease falls as HDL levels rise."

Just as all cholesterol is not the same, the Bible says all pleasure is not the same. There is good pleasure and bad pleasure. God pleasure is healthful, self-controlled, and obedient to God's commands. Bad pleasure is self-indulgent, addictive,and disobedient to God's commands.

Aseticism, Thanksgiving
Ps. 16:11; 103:5; 1 Tim. 4:3-5; 2 Tim. 3:4; Titus 3:3