As long as there is water, there will be rain. As long as there is rain, there will be water. As long as there are words, there will be stories. As long as there are stories, there will be words. As long as man is greedy, there will be insatiable hell and destruction. As long as there is insatiable hell and destruction, must man exist in the same state? This brings us to our key text coming out of Proverbs 27:20 (KJV). The Word of the Lord reads:
20 Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
This passage of scripture is telling us that the reason hell and destruction are never full is because man is never satisfied. We cannot help but acknowledge this to be true. Is it not our inability to be grateful for what God has blessed us with that inevitably leads us to our downfalls? Hence, it seems to be implied that if only man would find satisfaction, hell and destruction would be quenched. True satisfaction is not found in wealth, power, likability, or material things. It can only be attained through an active and healthy relationship with our Heavenly Father. When you have that, you desire for nothing else, because God meets all of your needs.
Though we cannot help the decisions others make and though we by ourselves cannot quench the never-ending thirst of hell and destruction, we are perfectly capable of putting our own greed in check. Going back to the question posed at the beginning of our devotional, the answer is no. Just because hell and destruction will be forever greedy for our blood, it does not mean we must continue living as people with “eyes that are never satisfied.”
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