Eating But Not Satisfied

Thou shalt eat, but not be satisfied; and thy casting down shall be in the midst of thee; and thou shalt take hold, but shalt not deliver; and that which thou deliverest will I give up to the sword.  Thou shalt sow, but thou shalt not reap; thou shalt tread the olives, but thou shalt not anoint thee with oil; and sweet wine, but shalt not drink wine.

Micah 6:14-15

These are sad verses.  The Lord tells His people here that they are going to “eat, but not be satisfied,” they are going to “take hold, but not deliver,” they are going to “sow, but not reap,” and they are going to “tread the olives, but not anoint with oil,” among other things.  In short, everything they work for will be destroyed.  They are going to toil and work without seeing any benefit from it.  All of their work will be for naught.  What a sad way to live.

The reason for these things is found in verse 12: “…the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.”  They had rejected God and become wicked.  After pleading with them to return and being rejected again, God had no choice but to judge them.  And these verses are a part of their judgment.

As I read this passage, I couldn’t help but think of all of the people who live like this even today.  How many people are out there who “eat without being satisfied?”  How many do everything they can to find peace and contentment, but never can?  How many try to take hold of something, only to find that it will not help them nor deliver them?  That is a sad way to live, but many do.  Many walk in darkness.  What are we doing to bring those to the Light?  We know the answer.  We know that people do not need to eat without being satisfied.  We know that Jesus said in John 6:35 “I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger…”  Let us always try to bring people to Him!

4 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks Ben

    I so want to be full of Him!! 🙂



  2. You really brought this home to me . . .in that others are eating, but never satisfied. Working, but never content . . .never happy. It’s never enough because it’s not Him. Only He satisfies. Praying to lead others to the One who fills us with all good things today! God bless you and thank you ,Ben!


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