Almost every morning I watch the weather report from a South Bend station on their weather app. In the last 2 months the weather forecasters have had to report on a lot of rain and cooler weather (I do believe this is what Spring consists of, but what do I know). After the meteorologists give their forecast (shot in the dark), they always cut back to the woman who is going to report the rest of the news. For the last 2 months this woman has complained just about every day that there is too much rain and the temperature is too cold. Everyday it’s something!
On Friday, June 21st, we welcomed the first day of Summer and the longest day of the year. On Monday, June 24th, after the weather report, this news person began to complain about how hot it was going to be later in the week. It took her less than 72 hours to complain about what she had been asking to receive for 2 months. She even asked the weather person if it could just be a little cooler. Some people are never satisfied!
Now I know that we are all safe to speak about her dissatisfaction because we have never been this way. We’ve never asked God for something and then once we received it, complained about it. We’re all just too good, mature, and level-headed to ever act like that. Let’s all pat ourselves on the back, in unison. We do sometimes act like we are never satisfied. We want and want and want and never get satisfied with what we have. This is not what the scripture says we should do.
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
Did you see that word in both scripture texts: content? Content is to be satisfied. Let’s not be guilty of believing that money, a new car, a new house, a new wardrobe, or the perfect weather will ever make us content. Jesus is the only one that can do that. Get more Jesus and you’ll be more content.
I pray you’re satisfied,