Do we even understand what satisfaction is and what purpose it has among humanity? It is not a euphoria produced by drugs. It is not a toy with which we play. It is genuine with many fakes passed off in deception. It is not wrong or evil except when it becomes solely selfish, and in that case it was never genuine at the start. The dictionary says, Satisfaction means:
1a: the payment through penance of the temporal punishment incurred by a sin
b: reparation for sin that meets the demands of divine justice
2a: fulfillment of a need or want
b: the quality or state of. being satisfied : CONTENTMENT
c: a source or means of enjoyment : GRATIFICATION
3a: compensation for a loss or injury : ATONEMENT, RESTITUTION
b: the discharge of a legal obligation or claim
The definitions pertaining to religion and legal usage seem antiquated, such that, contentment and gratification are more usual meanings today. The world offers temporal gratification for a price and dispels any notion of contentent. Advertisers want us to be ever searching, but never finding nor obtaining, but momentarily.
Yeshua, came to bring satisfaction, contentment, gratification, payment/ reparation for sin, and atonement. It’s not like the things offered by the world, and with which we are so familiar and disappointed. Every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father of light. Yeshua gives life without cost. We can not respond to Yeshua as to the world, as these are antithetical, light and dark, meaningfulness and chaos. Yeshua says to give, empty our purses, and surrender ourselves, but the World says take all you can, store up more and more, and focus on yourself. That which money can not buy is a free gift in God’s lovingkindness. The small treasure we slave to amass is nothing compared to the treasure hidden and stored in heaven with Yeshua. These two means and reality can not coexist, one is true while one is false, a figment of carnal imagination.
Lord, Yeshua, deliver your people from deception and prisons of our own making. Fulfill your promise to give us life abundant and enable us to surrender and submit to your ways. “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare. Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.” (Isaiah 55: 1-3).