Reading the Word
“Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, and never satisfied are the eyes of man.” (Proverbs 27:20, ESV)
Understanding and Applying the Word
Sheol and Abaddon are words used to speak of death and the grave in the Hebrew Old Testament. Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied as they continue to consume more and more. So too are the eyes of mankind. We never have enough. No matter what we have, we always want more.
Have you ever stopped to think about why it is that we want more? Have you ever asked yourself how much it would take to be enough? Most of us have far more than we really need. We often run out of places to keep all of our things, so we either create more storage space or we end up getting rid of things that we once thought we could not live without. The wise person has learned that life is not about accumulating things, but is about finding contentment in God alone because he is the only one who truly satisfies.
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