Wednesday, January 28, 2009


"Just as Death and Destruction are never satisfied, so human desire is never satisfied." Proverbs 27:20 NLT

When I was a kid, the Rolling Stones had a hit song called "Satisfaction". The words said, "I try, and I try, and I try, and I can't get no...satisfaction."

I think many of us feel the same way--unsatisfied. We look for satisfaction, but never quite get it, or get enough. The addict that can't get high enough. The drunk that can't get drunk enough. The porn addict that can't get his or her fill. The affairs, the greed, the obsessions, the gluttony, the debt, the corruption. We seem to be leaky buckets--never getting enough.

The Bible says that human desire is never satisfied. "Never" is a big word. What we try to find satisfaction in are only quick fixes to a deeper problem. We need Jesus. That leads to the question, "Is Jesus enough?"

I seem to be unsatisfied when Jesus isn't enough for me. The Bible says to "seek first the Kingdom of God, and the things we need will be given to us." I mess it up by seeking the needs and the wants first. That's when it gets sideways. Jesus is replaced by the "Kingdom of Eric."

Isn't it time to ask ourselves if Jesus is enough? What about the things that we are looking to for satisfaction? What's their cost? Are they eternal? Are they worth it?

The Bible says,"I would feed you with the finest wheat.
I would satisfy you with wild honey from the rock.”
Psalm 81:16

Tired of getting no satisfaction? Try Jesus.

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