When you are not hungry because you have eaten enough, you don’t give value to food. But during this pandemic you have realized the true value of a bottle of water, a loaf of bread, or even canned food, right?
Whilst there was water in abundance it was despised. But when you are thirsty and you don’t even have a single drop of water… mud becomes like water to you. That’s the meaning of the Bible verse below:
A satisfied soul loathes the honeycomb, But to a hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.(Proverbs 27:7)
There are many people who don’t even have crumbs to eat and there are many people who despise what they have. Of course, these are all physical things, but let us also look at the spiritual aspect: When we talk about nowadays, what do people despise? The Word of God.
The Word of God is filled with promises of a new life and a better future. Well then, why do so many people live like they are satisfied, when they are actually living in misery? Because they have not awakened the spirit of revolt inside of themselves. Perhaps because of a religious upbringing, they have been taught to believe that misery is from God or that they have no choice but to accept it.
In the Bible, Gideon was a person who was in misery too. His family was the least in all of the land, and he was the least in his family. But he did not allow that to make him “satisfied” with crumbs.
Do not be satisfied with anything less than what God’s Word promises. If the quality of life that you are living right now is not in line with what God promises, then you need to react in revolt and refuse to accept it any longer. God is too great for you to live a small and meaningless life.
Your revolt will draw God’s response. But it must be expressed with more than words. It must be fueled by action.
May the God of the Bible bless you.
Bishop Joshua Fonseca