He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity. When goods increase, they increase who eat them, and what advantage has their owner but to see them with his eyes? Sweet is the sleep of a laborer, whether he eats little or … More Satisfaction of the Rich and Famous?
There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, and it lies heavy on mankind: 2 a man to whom God gives wealth, possessions, and honor, so that he lacks nothing of all that he desires, yet God does not give him power to enjoy them, but a stranger enjoys them. This is vanity; … More Do you enjoy the gifts or the Giver?
Ecclesiastes 2:1 I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure; enjoy yourself.” But behold, this also was vanity. Solomon was searching. Searching for lasting satisfaction but pursuing it in all the wrong places. He became like a new freshman on a college campus, trying out everything. He became the ultimate … More Pleasure is the measure of our treasure.
Proverbs 30:8-9 …give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me, lest I be full and deny you and say, “Who is the Lord?” or lest I be poor and steal and profane the name of my God. Three life-saving requests: Don’t give me poverty: I might steal, dishonor … More Give me neither poverty nor riches: Give me what I NEED!
Hebrews 6:11 And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end, 12 so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. John Piper, in a sermon “The Full Assurance of Hope” So here in … More Go Back to the Spring
Sam Storms’ commentary on Psalm 119: On numerous occasions the psalmist speaks of his commitment to persevere in obedience to God’s Word in spite of the evil done to him by the wicked. What he has in mind is how the Word of God satisfies his heart and keeps and preserves him from the ways … More Sam Storms- Meditation on Psalm 119, Part 9
John Piper: God is a mountain spring and not a watering trough. The good news is that GOD’S overflowing fullness is magnified and OUR longings are satisfied in the simple acts of thirsting and drinking. The Best News in All the World When we turn from all the pop and fizz and bottled … More God is a mountain spring and not a watering trough