are you happyProverbs 13:25 “The righteous [Just; Lawful; Innocent] eateth [devours; consumes] to the satisfying [satisfaction; fullness; abundance] of his soul [life; being; heart]: but the belly [body; being] of the wicked [ungodly] shall want [lack; not be satisfied].”

Reading Proverbs 13:25 leaves me wondering how many of those who call upon the name of the Lord are genuinely satisfied and content in their souls.  How easy it is to see the wicked appear to prosper while the godly sacrifice and live in moderation.  The former indulges the flesh, while the latter comes to realize the temporalness of earthly pleasures.

Proverbs 13.25Solomon taught his son that the righteous, those who love the Lord and His Law, know contentment in their soul earthly treasures cannot afford.  The wicked, however, like the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-14), realize too late that the pleasures of this world are fleeting and the “belly of the wicked” is never satisfied.

My friend, if you struggle with contentment and your heart is anxious, take time and examine upon what you have set your eyes and affections.

Matthew 6:19-21 “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20  But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21  For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

Copyright 2015 – Travis D. Smith