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The Satisfaction of Christ

Proverbs 15:15-16. [NLT]
15. For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast.
16. Better to have little, with fear for the lord, than to have great treasure and inner turmoil.

Let’s merge 15 and 16, shall we…, a heart with the fear of God, although has little, lives a happy life and experiences life as a continual feast. Wow, that’s powerful – whether with less or with much, the fear of God always translates our experiences to that of joy and abundance.

I’ll tell you a real story. Story story… Once upon a time… For my national service (NYSC), I was posted to a village to serve – which means, no luxury of the usual city experience :) Oh dear. For any bank transactions, we (myself and my friends – other corp members) had to journey from the village to closest town – where there was a bank. There were times during my service year, that we literally had nothing (or as much as very little), but what kept us going was Christ and fellowship – we suddenly became joyful in less as much as we were in plenty.

You see, my first month in the village, I tried to understand the Christians in the village – they had very little but were the most joyful bunch on earth. After my experience in the village, as a young graduate (and one whose life had been CITY spelt in caps), I got to understand that money and all we had was a gift from God, but the real gift was/is God himself through Christ.

Hmmm, that makes me think – when Peter said Silver and Gold have I none (Acts 3:6), was that literally speaking? Remember he had given up everything for Christ and His flock (Matthew 19:27, John 21:15-17), likewise Paul (Philippians 3:8). Now, my richest gain I count but loss, and pour contempt on all my pride.

Make loving Jesus your priority today, He is the true soul satisfaction. Psalm 107:9.
Remain forever blessed.

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