Satisfaction guaranteed! Is there really such a thing? Satisfaction guaranteed is a promise that if a buyer is not satisfied with the product purchased, the seller will refund the buyer’s money in full. Another name for this term is “money back guaranteed.” But can anyone honestly deliver?
Are you satisfied right now? It would depend right? If you look up the word satisfaction you would find that it means:
- An act of fulfillment; gratification
- The state of being content
- The cause or means of being pleased
The 6th chapter in “The Story” is entitled “Wanderings.” Why did God’s people wander for 40 years? Hebrews 3 provides us with one reason and one reason only – unbelief! They would not take God at His Word. They had a head knowledge and saw His mighty miracles, but it was never linked to obedience.Therefore, Yahweh scattered, according to 1 Cor. 10, their dead bodies in the wilderness. No man 20 years old and upward crossed over the Jordan in the promised land. What a tragedy!
Patty and I read this morning a devotional about Jesus’ encounter with a thirsty woman at the well in Samaria. She was thirsty for reality like Israel who complained about lack of water in the wilderness. One would think that if God satisfied 600,000 men plus women and children with water from a rock that they would certainly love and fear Him!
The Psalmist cries out in Psalm 90:14, “O satisfy us in the morning with Your lovingkindness, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.” Are you satisfied with the Lord Jesus? Are you singing His praise? Has He made you glad?
Satisfaction Guaranteed is my title this Sunday. Please consider inviting a friend, as we live in an unfulfilled Valley. If you would like to read what Spurgeon had to say about quenching one’s thirst, then take 2 minutes and read below.
Because of His steadfast love,
“But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”
— John 4:14
“He who is a believer in Jesus finds enough in his Lord to satisfy him now, and to content him for evermore.
“The believer is not the man whose days are weary for want of comfort, and whose nights are long from absence of heart-cheering thought, for he finds in religion such a spring of joy, such a fountain of consolation, that he is content and happy.
“Put him in a dungeon and he will find good company; place him in a barren wilderness, he will eat the bread of heaven; drive him away from friendship, he will meet the “friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
“Blast all his gourds, and he will find shadow beneath the Rock of Ages; sap the foundation of his earthly hopes, but his heart will still be fixed, trusting in the Lord. The heart is as insatiable as the grave till Jesus enters it, and then it is a cup full to overflowing.
“There is such a fulness in Christ that he alone is the believer’s all. The true saint is so completely satisfied with the all-sufficiency of Jesus that he thirsts no more—except it be for deeper draughts of the living fountain.
“In that sweet manner, believer, shalt thou thirst; it shall not be a thirst of pain, but of loving desire; thou wilt find it a sweet thing to be panting after a fuller enjoyment of Jesus’ love. One in days of yore said, “I have been sinking my bucket down into the well full often, but now my thirst after Jesus has become so insatiable, that I long to put the well itself to my lips, and drink right on.
“Is this the feeling of thine heart now, believer? Dost thou feel that all thy desires are satisfied in Jesus, and that thou hast no want now, but to know more of him, and to have closer fellowship with him?
“Then come continually to the fountain, and take of the water of life freely. Jesus will never think you take too much, but will ever welcome you, saying, “Drink, yea, drink abundantly,