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They Shall Be Satisfied

October 29, 2016

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They Shall Be Satisfied

Some people  are never satisfied.     A number  of rich people  have commented  on being actually driven  to earn their next million.     Guess that’s why Ecclesiastes 5:10 says,

He  who loves money  will not be satisfied  with money,  nor he who loves abundance  with its income.

The senselessness  of all these great efforts  to get lots of money  and more stuff,  stuff,  stuff,  is what God is referring to  in Isaiah 55:2,

Why do you spend money  for what is  not bread,
And your wages  for what does  not satisfy?
Listen carefully  to Me,  and eat what is good,
And delight yourself  in abundance.

We cannot take any  of the stuff  in this world  with us  when we die.     But,  even with that knowledge,  people want more and more stuff  —  even though it doesn’t honestly make them happy  for more than a moment.     So,  what does God mean when He says,  “delight yourself  in abundance”?

God is talking about the  “abundance”  of living  in faith,  hope,  and love.     By faith we have the abundant knowledge  of  God’s care for us  in all our needs  —  in hope  we know  that heaven  is our real home  —  and we’ve received  the satisfaction  of a real love,  knowing that God has first loved us.     These are treasures money cannot buy.

All that “abundance”  draws us close  to God  and leads us  to want to live  in His  “righteousness”,  which God gladly gives us  through faith  in Christ Jesus.     So,  Jesus taught  in Matthew 5:6,

Blessed  are those  who hunger  and thirst  for righteousness,  for they shall be satisfied.

How good it is  to be given  the “righteousness”  of Christ Jesus  by faith  that we may truly be “satisfied”  for all eternity.

In the blessedness  of being “satisfied”,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  all we have  is a gift  from You.     Thank You.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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