Spending our Lives

Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not?  hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

Isaiah 55:2

How often do we spend money on things we don’t really need?  I don’t know about you, but for me it is fairly often.  There are times when we will be cleaning out a drawer or a closet or a room and I will come across something that I bought and I will think “what on Earth was I thinking?”.  How often do we work on something that is really quite pointless?  How often do we work hard for something that doesn’t satisfy us?  I dare say that we all probably spend more money, time and effort on pointless things than we would like to admit.  We sometimes get angry with ourselves for spending our money foolishly.  Today, I spent over $1 on these snack cakes at a gas station.  It was a stupid purchase- a waste of my money.  The first one tasted good, but by the time I was halfway through the second one, I was kicking myself for buying them.  But how much worse would it be to spend our lives and our labour for something that is not going to be satisfying in the end?  There is, of course, an answer- “hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good…”.  The Lord counseled the Laodiceans in Revelation to “buy of me gold tried in the fire”.  Listening to the Lord is something that is going to be satisfying all the time.  The end result of that is going to be something that we are going to like.

“Let your soul delight itself in fatness”.  We may not want our bodies to have much “fatness”, but it is a good thing to have a “fat soul”.  A fat soul is one that has more than enough to satisfy it.  It has more than it needs.  Turn to the Lord, follow Him, and listen to Him and you won’t have to worry about spending your life on things that won’t satisfy.  Just as we have only a limited amount of money and don’t want to waste it on things that won’t satisfy us, we also have a limited amout of time on this Earth.  Let us not waste it in pursuit of things that won’t satisfy us.

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Travis Snode on February 26, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Good stuff, Ben. Thank you for this.


  2. This blessed me so much.


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