Never Satisfied . . .
Luke 7:31-35 NLT
“To what can I compare the people of this generation?” Jesus asked. “How can I describe them? They are like children playing a game in the public square. They complain to their friends,
‘We played wedding songs, and you didn’t dance, so we played funeral songs, and you didn’t weep.’
For John the Baptist didn’t spend his time eating bread or drinking wine, and you say, ‘He’s possessed by a demon.’ The Son of Man, on the other hand, feasts and drinks, and you say, ‘He’s a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of tax collectors and other sinners!’
But wisdom is shown to be right by the lives of those who follow it. ”
Reflection . . .
Still today people will only see, hear and believe what they want. They’ll only listen to others who seem to fit with meeting their perceived needs. Even then, there’s a minimal sense of satisfaction. This generation is like people who are never satisfied! They ask for what they think they need or want, and are never satisfied because they don’t know what they are looking for. They strive to meet a felt need, and are unsatisfied because it doesn’t meet the real need.
They are never satisfied!
Even when the truth or the answer to their questions/needs are staring them in the face, they miss it because they are not paying attention to the truth. In order to pay attention we must listen, observe and interpret what is happening around us. We all do it to one degree or another, but to discover the truth, we must examine those observations and experiences in light of Scripture. That is why it is paramount that we spend time in God’s Word daily and reflect what it has to say to us in our daily lives.