A Life that is Satisfied

Only the Lord can satisfy us. Sadly, we are often still like children and that is, we are often not satisfied. The Lord is the only One who can satisfy us. Satisfaction brings a peace and completeness with it. When you are satisfied you are content and happy.

Matthew 11:16,17 “But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the market places, who call out to the other children,  and say, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.’

When we understand and live in His love then we will be satisfied. His lovingkindness is better than life,as we can be alive but miserable if we are not living in His love. In the same way, we can be married but if there is not love in the marriage then we are miserable. Love is what should define the marriage and the marriage covenant is what keeps the love in the relationship. His lovingkindness should define our life and relationship with Him.

Psalm 63:3-5 Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips will praise You.
So I will bless You as long as I live;
I will lift up my hands in Your name.
My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness,
And my mouth offers praises with joyful lips.

He satisfies us and fills us. Everything else leaves us empty and not satisfied. Always seeking and but left feeling empty. This is hard to believe until you have experienced it but once you have tasted of the Lord and known Him and the love He has to offer then you realize that nothing can compare to Him. We often try to fill our lives and find our satisfaction in everything but Him…even in good things.

Psalm 107:9 For He has satisfied the thirsty soul, And the hungry soul He has filled with what is good.

When we walk with Him then we will be satisfied. When you find your self frustrated or not satisfied then there is the possibility that you are seeking something other than Him. You have gotten your eyes off of Jesus.

Psalm 65:4 How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You To dwell in Your courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple.

When we have other gods that we look to for satisfaction then we are being unfaithful to the Lord. These false gods can represent power, influence and materialism.

Ezekiel 16:28.29 Moreover, you played the harlot with the Assyrians because you were not satisfied; you played the harlot with them and still were not satisfied. You also multiplied your harlotry with the land of merchants, Chaldea, yet even with this you were not satisfied.””

Money will also leave you feeling empty. Vanity means emptiness.

Ecclesiastes 5:10 He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income. This too is vanity.

Beauty is also vanity. Yet, how tempting it is to make it our god and pursue beauty. However, any god that we worship and seek will not only leave us empty but insecure.

Proverbs 31:30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.

Finally, you will never be satisfied even if you were to get everything that you set your eyes on…you still would want more.

Proverbs 27:20 Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, Nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied.

However, there is One who can satisfy us and fill us with what is good. Hunger and thirst for Him and you will be satisfied.

Matthew 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

 

 

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