“One-A-Week Challenge” – Week 14

“For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”

Psalm 107:9 NIV

81d6TxkLkcL._SL1500_In 1965, The Rolling Stones released the song “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” The song was about the vain attempts of finding satisfaction in the material world.

True satisfaction in this regard is illusory. The problem is that most people view satisfaction as something that we can achieve. This erroneous idea places the emphasis on ourselves and our abilities. The world calls out to us with a plethora of things that it promises will bring satisfaction. These are empty promises.

By contrast, the Word of God calls out to us with spiritual principles that tell us that satisfaction is not something we achieve but rather something we receive. This is the Christian perspective, namely, that the blessings of God are dependent upon Him and not man. A personal relationship with God through the Lord Jesus is vital to our ultimate satisfaction.

The human heart is dry, parched, and athirst. We are in need of quenching waters that will satisfy. Only God can provide this. The Psalmist says that a man that takes in the Word of God with delight and meditates on it day and night “will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water” (psalm 1:3) thereby bringing forth fruit and satisfaction.

The soul of man is desperately starved with a vacuous hole needing to be filled. Nothing on earth can satisfy this void. God alone is our supply and our sustenance and therefore our satisfaction. Jesus said, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger.” (John 6:35a) This satisfaction came down from the Heavenly Father in the person of Christ.

Although the world cries out that it will meet our needs, scratch our itch, and fill our lives, it does so only temporarily and superficially. Our verse today from the Word of God sings the song about God satisfying and filling! Look to Him today and be satisfied.