The Satisfaction That Comes From God Podcast

Four Surprising & Welcome Qualities

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Seeking satisfaction happens on many levels, on an array of topics, moment by moment with all of us. Quenching appetites is a daily job. Psalm 90:14 offers four surprising facts about the satisfaction that comes from God. In this episode of Breaking Bread, Arlan Miller and Matt Kaufmann highlight these surprising qualities and muse on how beautifully welcome each one is.

So much time, effort, and energy go into satisfying our appetites. Hunger, thirst, sleep, love, comfort, approval, accomplishment, affirmation, achievement are a few of the many cravings we try to satiate every day. Yet, God’s satisfaction is different – in four ways.

“O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. “Psalm 90:14

Earthly Satisfaction God’s Satisfaction
We prize the pursuit of satisfaction as much or more than the satisfaction itself. For example, eating the meal is pursued and valued as much as the filling. God’s satisfaction is the prize.
Satisfaction comes at the end. For example, at the end of a meal or at the end of a hard day’s work. God’s satisfaction comes early, at the beginning not the ending.
Satisfaction must be earned. For example, you must cook the meal. You must contend, work, strive and achieve to be satisfied. God’s satisfaction is already realized. We enter into his satisfied reality.
Satisfaction expires. For example, we are hungry again. We are thirsty again. We need affirmation again. God’s satisfaction lasts all our days. His satisfaction does not expire.

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Further Information

Craving for Quenching: 4 Refreshing Facts about the Satisfaction of God
We understand very well the concept of satisfaction. Satisfaction comes in different shapes and sizes and can be applied to any real or perceived physical, emotional or relational need. Moses, the author of Psalm 90:14, provides four refreshing facts about the satisfaction that comes from God. In this article, we will take them one at a time and in the order they appear.