Friday, July 29, 2011


   Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, nor are the yes of man ever satisfied.  (Philippians 4:10-20)

   Have you ever noticed while driving in the country how cows and horses stretch their necks to get the grass just beyond their reach?  What is wrong with the clover or rye that is out in the middle of the field?  Nothing!  They are just following the old adage that "the grass is greener on the other side of the fence."  Mankind is just as guilty of following this old adage as the animals.  If we see a neighbor with a Cadillac, we want a Mercedes Benz.  If they have a three bedroom house, we want one with four bedrooms.  Man is never completely satisfied with his lot in life.

   It is my observation that the same practice applies in the spiritual realm.  I remember years ago when we received a pin for perfect attendance in Sunday school.  We tended to measure our level of spirituality by the number of pins we could collect.  In church circles today we have a tendency to measure spiritual growth by the number on our membership roll.  If a neighboring church has a large choir and shiny robes we want a larger and fancier choir.  Why do we think God is impressed with bigness?  God never asked us to become large or fancy.  He is more interested in humility than pride.

   How can man ever be satisfied?  There's only one way and that's through faith in the finished work of God's son, Jesus Christ.  That's why he came to pay the price for our redemption.

Thought for the Day: God is satisfied with his Son, Jesus Christ -- we should be too.  



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