The Morning Word: Psalm 40:5

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  1. Reformed

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    Psalm 40:5 Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders which You have done, and Your thoughts toward us; there is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, they would be too numerous to count.

    It easy to measure our life by our problems instead of our blessings. At its root this is because we are not completely satisfied in God. But if we take a moment to enumerate the many ways God has blessed us, we will come up with a very long list. God meets our temporal needs like food, water, shelter, clothing et. al. He also meets our spiritual needs: forgiveness from sin, eternal life, divine comfort during suffering et. al. As for wonders, God created the heavens and the earth. He not only created them but He keeps them. The earth spins and rotates around the sun because God makes it so. I could go on ad infinitum, ad nauseaum cataloging God's wonders and blessings towards us. Suffice to say that He is a good God. Praise the Lord!
     
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    What do you mean by not being "entirely satisfied in God", Brother Herald?


    I see it more through the schism of the body and soul. The soul has been libertized via the Spirit, and washed white as snow in the Lamb's blood. However, the body still is bound in sin, and acts accordingly. So, in the flesh, we still desire the things of the world, and our soul yearns to satisfy God.


    Our flesh will never be satisified until sin is eradicated when we get our new glorified body...
     
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    Dissatisfaction with God manifests itself in many different ways. All of the sins we commit are rooted in dissatisfaction with God. Lust, lying, stealing, coveting, jealousy, greed et. al. are caused by not being satisfied in what God has provided us. God's greatest provision to us is Himself. Psalm 37:4 embodies this principle, "Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart."
     
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    Maybe, but the verse you quoted does not say that. Do you have one to support your claim?
     
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    Even the poorest among us can say that he has provided for us more than we deserve.

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    Rev., it is a logical deduction from scripture.

    Genesis 3:1-7 Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?” The woman said to the serpent, “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.’” The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.

    Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart.

    Jeremiah 17:9 "The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it?"

    Mark 7:18-23 And He said to them, "Are you so lacking in understanding also? Do you not understand that whatever goes into the man from the outside cannot defile him, because it does not go into his heart, but into his stomach, and is eliminated?" (Thus He declared all foods clean.) And He was saying, "That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness. All these evil things proceed from within and defile the man."

    1 John 2:15-17 Do not love the world not the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in Him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but it is from the world. The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.

    The fall of man was rooted in dissatisfaction with God. Eve was deceived into believing the serpent's veiled suggestion that God was holding out on her. Adam, who was not deceived, accepted that premise and ate willingly. Had Adam been fully satisfied with God Himself, he would not have sinned. We are no different. Our delight should be in the Lord (Ps. 37:4). Unfortunately indwelling sin causes us to have treacherous affections (Jer. 17:9; Mark 7:18-23; 1 John 2:15-17).
     
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    There is a significant number in "Christiandom" that has attempted to make God into a Super Santa. When that did not work they simply made themselves into little gods, the Word of Faith people. I would say these people epitomize those who are "not satisfied in God"!
     

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