Proverbs 13: King James Bible
Satisfied Soul – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter thirteen, Verse 25
25 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses – Satisfied Soul
This is a rather strange verse, isn’t it? This is a verse, that speaks toward the peace of mind, and the ease of heart, when righteousness rests between us and the Father.
There is something that we Christians should have, that those who are not saved will never have. And that would be a clean conscience. When we sit to eat, we eat and enjoy what’s placed in front of us. But, have you ever tried to eat when you’re upset, or when you’ve felt extremely guilty of something?
Your appetite may still be there, but there is no peace. That’s one direction to take with this verse. But there is another that we can explore.
Take a look at what is being compared in the verse above. The soul of the righteous, versus the belly of the wicked.
There is no such thing as a righteous person, without being Born Again. It isn’t possible for there to be peace between man and the Father, without Christ Jesus. Period. So how can someone be in right standing with God (righteous), without God? It doesn’t happen.
The righteous are well aware of the promises to come, and rests their hope on the promises of the Lord. A godless person, or a worldly person, takes no thought in such things, and seeks to be satisfied by worldly means. The belly of the wicked is as if to say the gratification of the flesh.
And there’s something that this world will never do, and that is to satisfy for any long period of time. Sure, it can satisfy for a small period of time, but it always erodes, till we’re searching out another dose of satisfaction.
The righteous can sit at a table, that is set up by the Lord in the presence of their enemies, and eat without worry, because the Lord is with us, brings comfort to our hearts via the Comforter (Holy Ghost), and has prepared a place for us. If this isn’t something to cause satisfaction, I don’t know what would.
Related New Testament Scripture
Colossians 2: King James Bible
23 Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body: not in any honor to the satisfying of the flesh.
1 Timothy 6: King James Bible
5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. 6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
Thank you for your Word and for your steadfast heart toward us . We appreciate all that you do for us on a daily basis, even the things that we’re not aware of. Help us Lord, to be content in all things, and to be content in you, through every situation, good times and bad. This we pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Have you ever noticed, that it’s impossible to sustain a satisfied soul, without the Father?