In her 1813 acclaimed book, Pride and Prejudice, author Jane Austen writes, “The more I see the world, the more I am dissatisfied with it.” The 1965 song by the English rock band, The Rolling Stones, which got the second spot in The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, is entitled (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, which expresses frustration against commercialism. The world as we know it is seeking to be satisfied, but sadly, it is not looking at the one source by whom it can be satisfied.
The Bible says that God is the Satisfier of the longing soul and he fills the hungry soul with goodness (Psalm 107:9). Both author Austen and the musician band got it wrong, for had they seen the incarnate of God in the person of Jesus Christ, they would not have looked at the world or its commercialization, but instead on Him, the God who satisfies with goodness. Jane Austen would have then written “The more I see Jesus Christ, the more I am satisfied with Him” and The Rolling Stones would have sung, (I can get ALL) Satisfaction in Jesus Christ.
If you wanna be satisfied, don’t look to the world for your answer, but to the very one who created this world; look unto Jesus Christ (today) and he will satisfy you.
Psalm 107:8-9 (KJV)
8 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.