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When Will You Have Enough?

The leech has two daughters, “Give,” “Give.”

There are three things that will not be satisfied,

Four that will not say, “Enough”: Sheol, and the barren womb,

Earth that is never satisfied with water, And fire that never says, “Enough.”

Proverbs 30:15-16

Can you ever have too much candy? Looking at children, you would think not. They will empty their sacks to go get more. They will scream if you ask them to share their bounty, wanting to keep it all for themselves. With a  little begging, they always share some with me, but usually only the kinds they don’t want. But soon, we will be throwing away the stashes that have sat untouched for months, because they never got around to wanting it. After the excitement wears off, the pleasure is gone.

Dissatisfaction, the constant desire for more, is a plague of humanity. This is what Solomon is picture in Proverbs 30:15-16 – the misery of always wanting more. But satisfaction should belong to the follower of Jesus.  Only one source brings complete satisfaction – our Creator. “The fear of the Lord leads to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil” (Prov. 19:23). Experiencing this, Paul says, “I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ” (Phlp. 3:8). Let’s turn away from the temporary pleasures that ultimately disappoint and focus on the source of true life.