Monday, May 21, 2007

Can you get satisfaction?

This world is frustrating. Yet, that shouldn't come as a surprise. Truth doesn't matter any more. Everyone does what is right in their own eyes. Moreover, most haven't even contemplated what is right and what is wrong. They don't care. All that matters is that they satiate themselves with that which appears to satisfy. Think about it, is there anything that can really satisfy beyond a moment other than the hope of life eternal? You will either be satisfied for a moment or for all eternity. There really is no in between.

Reflect on all the pleasures in which you have engaged through life - family, sports, entertainment, food, sex, arts, music, nature, drugs, alcohol - you can add to the list. Can you think of anything else that gives lasting pleasure? All of these temporal endeavors give temporal pleasure. Even those things that are worthy of our interest can only provide for a moment (compared to eternity). The only way to truly enjoy enjoyable endeavors is through the eye glass of eternity as it is spelled out in Scripture. So, immerse yourself in the Word, know the Author and Finisher of all, and enjoy that which he calls pleasurable.

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