Where To Find Satisfaction

“The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:

The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough.” Prov. 30:15,16.

blogchapel-2738911__340The heart cries for satisfaction, to be filled with something. What we fill it with determines our level of satisfaction. We began this week with one verse, Psalm 65:4, describing a blessed man, one who knows satisfaction because he has been chosen, he has access to God, and he dwells with God and God with him.

“Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts:

we shall be satisfied… For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness… But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content…As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness… Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. (Ps. 107 9;1Tim. 6:6-8; Ps. 17:15;1John 3:2).

…with the goodness… Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s…Therefore take no thought, saying What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? Or Wherewithal shall we be clothed…for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Ps. 103:2-5; Matt. 6:31-33).

…of thy house, even of thy holy temple…How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts! My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God…Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah. Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them…For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand outside. I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God, than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. O LORD of hosts, how blessed is the man who trusts in Thee! (Ps. 84:1,2,4,5; Verses 10-12, NASB).

True satisfaction in life comes only from our heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ. If you do not know Him, your heart is empty, void of true contentment. Call out to Him in your need. He satisfies the longing soul.

I’m ending today with a thank you to those who commented on their blessings and those who showed them the path of blessing. I’m including a couple today, and I hope to include some more next week. Thank you for blessing my week and I pray you are blessed this weekend as you meet with other believers and continue to share your blessedness in Christ Jesus our Lord.

bond0servant

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I pray that each one would take a very close look at our Lord and Saviour and not just a get to Heaven free card and appreciate all the great blessings that come with His death and resurrection !!

 

140characterchristian

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Your post reminded of all the people God placed in my life at critical points to nurture my faith and deepen my relationship with Jesus Christ. I am grateful for the guidance of these people. In the same way we should also look to mentor people God puts in our life, to accept this role and help them to grow in their faith.

The Unwanted Abundance of God

“…the judgment of God is according to truth…and thinkest…that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness…not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? (Rom. 2:2-4).th2

God’s love abounds in goodness toward us leading, those who will follow, to repentance and a relationship with Him. In contrast and warning Paul continues to tell us the end of both who do and don’t receive God’s goodness.

But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath…and…the righteous judgment of God; WHO WILL RENDER TO EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEED: To them who in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: But unto them that…do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil… ”(Rom. 2:5-10).

Those who will receive God’s goodness are to, “…have compassion, making a difference…” But those of a hard unrepentant heart, “And others save with fear pulling them out of the fire: hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.” (Jude22,23).

For the unwanted goodness of God the unwanted day of the wrath of God will come. Scripture graphically describes that time and those who receive it. Whether you believe it or not is of no consequence to the truth but does bear great consequence to your eternity.

John says, “…I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal…a great earthquake: and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood…the stars…fell unto the earth…the heaven departed as a scroll…and every mountain and island were moved out of their places…kings…great men…rich men…chief captains…mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” Rev. 6:12-17.

Current events and weather phenomena across our planet, cause some to wonder if God’s wrath is upon us. Jesus tells us these things are birth pangs and then explains we will know when the end is near. “Now learn the parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.” (Matt. 24:32,33).

When the full wrath of God comes, there will be no mistaking it.

“…I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels…pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth…”  In my understanding what happens next, happens quickly.

”…the first poured out his…a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and…worshipped his image…

the second poured …his upon the sea…it became as …blood… and every living soul died in the sea…

the third poured …out his…upon the rivers and fountains of waters… they became blood…they have shed the blood of saints and prophets…thou hast given them blood to drink…Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments…

the fourth angel poured out his…upon the sun…to scorch men with fire…And men…blasphemed the name of God…and they repented not…

the fifth angel poured out his…upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues in pain…and repented not…

the sixth angel poured…his upon the great river Euphrates…water …was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared…spirits of devils…go forth unto the kings…and …the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty…

the seventh angel poured…his…into the air…And there were voices…thunders… lightnings…a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth …every island fled away… mountains were not found. And there fell upon men a great hail…every stone about the weight of a talent(75-100lbs): and men blasphemed God.” (From Rev. 16).

Why tell you this? We may not live to see this day, but then again we may. I believe the fig tree is blooming. When its fruit is ripe, there will be a harvest. Whether you are alive in that day or not, there is still a judgment coming. “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” Rev. 20:15.

“But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light…God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another…”1Thess. 5:4,9-11.

I write hoping to snatch from the fire those who have refused God’s abundant goodness. Praying they may come to know it in the salvation provided by His Son Jesus Christ, so as, not to experience the unwanted abundance of wrath to come.

 

 

King of Glory, The Sequel

blogcrown-2661334__340Yesterday the challenge to be among, “…the generation of them that seek him…” went out. Consider today, if you are among those who seek the King of Glory, what you will find?  The Hebrew word, kabod, used for glory, also carries the meaning of weight, honor, esteem, majesty, abundance, wealth. Society’s hunger for abundance and wealth caused me to look at King of Glory as the King of Abundance. Abundance of what, you ask?

“O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.” Ps. 136:1.

“…for he is good…” Good is also translated kindness.Or despises thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance…O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever

That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ JesusPraise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever

But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared…according to his mercy he saved us…which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour…being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according  to the hope of eternal life…The voice of joy…shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD is good; for his mercy endureth for ever…” (Rom. 2:4; 1Chron. 16;34; Eph. 2:7; Ps. 106:1; Titus 3:4-7; Jere. 33;11).

The abundant goodness of God reveals His character in the kindness of His actions toward us and is an extension of His rich mercy.

“…for his mercy endureth for ever…”  

“Who remembered us in our low estate…Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; As it is written, THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NO, NOT ONE…NONE THAT DOETH GOOD…THERE IS NO FEAR OF GOD BEFORE THEIR EYES…For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God…sin entered the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.”(Ps. 136:23; Rom. 3:9-23).

“…And hath redeemed us from our enemies…”…ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things…from your vain conversation…But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot…Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.” (1Pet. 1:18-21).

“…Who giveth food to all flesh…” “The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest thine hand and satisfies the desire of every living thing…The LORD is nigh unto … all that call upon him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them…for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.(Ps. 145:15-19; Matt. 6:32, 33).

And when you find your self caught in a web of sorrow and trials, when temptation questions the truth of the King of Abundant Goodness and Mercy asking, “Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore? Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Answer as Asaph did in Psalm 77. “…This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High. I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. I will mediate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings. Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary. who is so great a God as our God? Thou art the God that doest wonders…” Ps. 77: 8-14.

“O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.  Give thanks to the King of abundant goodness and mercy…He endures forever and “…takes pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.” Ps.147:11.  He, “…is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” Eph. 3:20. Seek the King of Glory. He will be found.