Mick Jagger once answered a question about getting satisfaction, according to Rolling Stones' first number one US hit back in 1966, by coyly saying that they were completely satisfied in about every area of their lives. He is as of this date worth $500 million. Good for him. He is an entertainer; he writes, performs and delivers.
What satisfies us? Not just in areas of political, fiscal and economic plenty. When there is want, poverty and loss, are we still satisfied? Are we still grateful to God? In the storm do we still give thanks?
In Ecclesiastes 5, King Solomon reminds us that true satisfaction comes in the calm assurance of God providing for this life and the life to come in Christ Jesus.
Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his lot. Everyone also to whom God has given wealth and possessions and power to enjoy them, and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil—this is the gift of God. For he will not much remember the days of his life because God keeps him occupied with joy in his heart.
Lord, we thank You for all that You give us. Help us to accept these gifts with gratitude and remember to use those gifts for Your glory in service to You and to others. Help us to live contented lives, looking forward to a glorious life to come, for Your Son, Jesus, emptied Himself so that we would be filled with riches to eternal life, through forgiveness and salvation. Amen.