Scripture for Today: Isaiah 55:2 “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.”
It was not so long ago that I came across this old bill tucked into an inner pocket of some jeans. It looked like it had been through the wash a few times. But that was not a big problem as it was still in one piece. The problem was its worth. I remember using it for the equivalent of roughly five dollars, depending on that day’s currency rate. Of course, with the advent of the euro, the worth of this bill is only in the memories it evokes.
Today’s verse asks a very good question. Why do we spend our money on what does not really satisfy? In God’s economy, all of our money is worthless as it cannot buy what truly satisfies us. He invites us to come, buy, eat and drink, all without money! The bread that satisfies is Jesus Himself as the Bread of Life (John 6:48). Jesus calls Himself the “living water” that quenches our thirst for meaningful life and significance (John 4:10).
This is an invitation to come and to listen. But His voice competes with the noises of this world telling me differently. Everyday I am bombarded with the message that happiness is just one purchase away! But I know in my heart of hearts that true satisfaction goes deeper, where He is found. He offers what is truly good, delightful and rich! He offers a satisfaction that has nothing to do with my bank account or how hard I work!
Lord, help me find the satisfaction You offer me today.