A devotional thought from Rey De Armas from “Do Not Covet”
Read: Psalm 103:1-5
In 1965, the Rolling Stones released a song that would mock television commercials, society, and celebrity. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” was a chart-topping hit with its rebellious sound and strong lyrics. Mick Jagger’s told people that satisfaction was not possible through what he had seen. These lyrics help excite people all over the world. Whenever the guitar riff comes on at a sporting event, the crowd changes and people are moved.
More than 45 years have passed, and these lyrics still move people today. We are still sold things, but now we have new avenues for the selling. Our computers and phones have become portals for advertisers to access our attention, causing us to want the newest clothes, toys, or celebrity friends. Funny enough, none of these things bring satisfaction, yet each of us is tempted to want more.
People in the Bible encountered the desire for more as well. King David recognized that only God could satisfy the soul. He listed many of the benefits that the Lord affords His people. We are shown forgiveness. We are redeemed. We are loved by a faithful and compassionate God. We are satisfied in Him. Only the Lord can provide these benefits.
We can seek satisfaction in many other things. We can spend our lives pining after what others dictate should be important to us, or we can choose to find our satisfaction in the God who fulfills all the promises of Psalm 103. Only He will provide true and lasting satisfaction to all who seek Him.
Pause & Reflect:
• Where have you tried to find satisfaction?
• Have you ever thought a possession or a person would bring satisfaction?
• Pray and reflect on the benefits of God and how they bring more satisfaction than all that the world has to offer.