The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite,
but the belly of the wicked suffers want.
The righteous has enough because: 1) his lifestyle curbs immoral and unethical impulses that lead to trouble and loss; 2) he curbs his appetite so that it does not control him; 3) God blesses the righteous; 4) his appetite is for God and God satisfies such an appetite.
Like the person who craves only non-nourishing food, the wicked’s belly always aches. He craves what does not satisfy. Furthermore, his appetite controls him; an uncontrolled appetite cannot be satisfied. The wicked’s lifestyle causes him to waste his money, leads him into activities that harm his body and ruin relationships. His wickedness separates him from God, bringing wrath instead of blessing.
What do you want today? What will satisfy you today? Are you looking in the right direction? Is your craving for the blessing of God?
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