I saw this boat as we passed it by on the road yesterday. The quote caught me eye. It’s a boat, this person is obviously a fanatic, he can never get enough of the beach, he’s never satisfied with how long he stays on the water or how many different lakes he boats on. But, this quote also sums up the desperation of a life lived for the things of earth. Even if we have it all, we are never satisfied.
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
The whole world is a lot of territory. It doesn’t just encompass the monetary wealth of the world, but everything carnal living offers. Lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, the scripture says,”Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.” (Proverbs 27:20). I like to think that evil itself gets banished to Hell in the end, if it is not outright destroyed. Because God will put an end to all evil and sin, this verse is saying that Hell and destruction will never be filled, in the same way that our eyes can never get enough of evil and sin. Eyes are not just the windows to the soul, they are the front door: the eyes let in the most evil of any of our senses. Because our eyes can never get enough evil, Hell will always have more room for it, destruction will always have more room for it.
The thing is, we cannot be satisfied with life without Christ. Why is the suicide rate so high? Why is depression such a big deal everywhere? Why are people starving for the Word of God, desperate to get just a taste of His love? Because we cannot be satisfied with the things of earth. The human heart was built with a void. We’ve filled it with every immorality and worldly cure, but not a single thing can fix our great need. Satisfaction is given when we have had enough, just enough; no more and no less. Satisfied is a state of perfect bliss and comfort… It’s peace. That’s what everybody is looking for.
Never satisfied… The world can’t find what they’re looking for.
Never satisfied… The Christian shouldn’t leave them to search. His passion for Christ and the lost should drive him to show them true peace and satisfaction.
Never satisfied… Jesus Christ wouldn’t rest until all of humanity had a way to get to God. His lust for the love of humanity is insatiable.
The world is never satisfied, are you?
As always, thanks for reading.
–the anonymous novelist