Tuesday’s Time

My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips (Psalm 63:5).
Jesus said, Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled (Matthew 5:6). Do you live a life which satisfies you? Are you ever truly satisfied? What brings satisfaction in your life?
The psalmist spoke of our souls being satisfied; a part of the definition of the word, used by Christ, and translated “filled” is the word satisfy.
Most of the world will never know true satisfaction; most of the world will never know a life which is fulfilled. True satisfaction is found in Christ; true satisfaction is available only from God. King Solomon proved that true satisfaction is not and will not be found in substance (money, property, etc), sensuality (wine, women, song, etc) or self (whatever his eyes saw and his heart desired, he obtained). “Vanity of vanities” is the phrase used by Solomon to describe his life. He had greater wealth than we will ever know. He literally could obtain anything he desired, but yet he was never satisfied.
Notice the words of our Lord: “…a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth (Luke 12:15); “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth…But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven… (Matthew 6:19-20).” In the beatitudes, Jesus said that those who hunger and thirst after righteousness shall be filled. Righteousness: that which is right with God, is that which will satisfy man. This world and the things of this world are temporary, but the things of God are eternal.
Those of the world desire satisfaction but fail to seek satisfaction where it may be found. Let us make sure that we do not allow the satisfaction of God to be choked out of our lives by the cares of this world. Let us seek first God and His righteousness.