Satisfaction is an elusive goal. Although it is high on most people’s agendas, few ever find it without a struggle. Perhaps it is because most people overlook their spiritual needs as a source of satisfaction and try to find it in the material things of life.
But satisfaction cannot be
found in material things. Those who seek the material world never have
“enough” of anything - whether it is money, education, property or
power. “More” does not fill any need. It simply generates the desire for
David addressed this issue in Psalm 131. “Lord,” he
began, “my heart is not proud; my eyes are not haughty. I don’t concern
myself with matters that are too great or too awesome for me to grasp.”
What a remarkable statement: he had the wisdom and insight to “think
It is interesting to note that David willingly took a step
backward to take a step forward - “my heart is not proud.” To move to
the “higher ground” in life, we must begin with an attitude of humility.
A proud heart comes from thinking of ourselves “more highly that we
ought to.” But humility, on the other hand, puts us in a place where God
can reach us and bless us with the good things He has to offer us.
notice what he said about being too ambitious: “I’m not going to get
involved with matters that are too great or too awesome.” He made a
conscious decision to focus on what was within his power and potential
to achieve. He was willing to be content with the gifts God had for him.
help us to take our eyes off of the “things” of this world and find all
that we need in honoring You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today:
Psalm 131:1 My heart is not proud, Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do
not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me.