On the little Bible group on GNUSocial, this morning I posted Psa 63.5: “I will be as satisfied as if I had eaten the best food there is. I will sing praise to [God] with my mouth” NIRV. Being satisfied in God is a great Bible theme. Humans rush in frantic activity to find satisfaction in the world, only to be increasingly frustrated. Zophar appears to have been right that the wicked “knows no satisfaction in his appetite” Job 20.20 NET.
In God and in Christ, however, people find full satisfaction. The theme is in the Beatitudes: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied” Mt 5.6. No doubt, this theme is tied to the fullness of Christ, by which “his divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life” 2Pt 1.3 NIV. It’s there for the taking. God extends a full hand of blessing to be received with joy and thanksgiving.
So here’s a question for discussion and discovery. How may we find that satisfaction in God, in his eternal plan, in his good and well-pleasing and perfect will? (Christians themselves sometimes appear antsy or unsatisfied.) Are there steps or actions to take in order to get to that blessed state? What ought we to know, do, think, or say to attain that proper level of satisfaction in the Lord?
As hinted above, perhaps the first step would be to realize that the things of this world, the desire of eye and flesh, cannot satisfy. But what then? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.