Pigs are disgusting. My apologies to Babe and Wilbur. But they make a royal mess, rooting around and wallowing in the mud. They make disgusting grunting noises and they stink.
What is great about a pig is that they eat just about anything. They are not picky and are easily satisfied, even with food that is nasty and spoiled. And I will say it, they taste good. We do not eat a lot of pork but we will have the occasional pork roast or ribs smothered in BBQ sauce.
In the story of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15, there is a pigsty. This young man had traded the comfort of his Father’s presence for the pleasures the world had to offer. He ended up feeding pigs their scraps. He finally comes to his senses and returns to his Father.
Our verse for today tells us where true satisfaction can be found. What comes from His hand brings satisfaction. The problem comes when we turn to the world for that satisfaction. We mistakenly think that the pleasures the world offers will somehow meet our desires when nothing is further from the truth. Like the Prodigal Son, we end up with the pigs, mindlessly eating the scraps.
So many are deluded and living contentedly with scraps in the pigsty when they could be dining at their Father’s table. So many do not “come to their senses.” Our Heavenly Father gives good gifts that satisfy our deepest and sometimes unconscious desires. His open hand is waiting to give to those who look to Him in faith.
It is only You, Lord, that satisfies.