Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Now I lay me down to sleep

Ecclesiastes 5:12

Sweet is the sleep of a laborer, whether he eats little or much, but the full stomach of the rich will not let him sleep.

People who are hungry tend to be highly motivated to work.  Work = food.

Those who are rich, full, puffed up, self-sufficient, and satisfied in themselves will never find solace.  I think the philosopher P. Diddy said it best when he said, "Mo money, mo problems."  Although I believe when he said it he was going by Puff Daddy.

People clamor after the luxury of full stomachs and then find restlessness at night.  In our sinfulness, we always desire by nature that which cannot satisfy.  We wish for rest while chasing anxiety.  We invite our stomachs to be our god and then curse our god for robbing us of sleep.  We ask of the creation that which only the Creator can provide and get frustrated when it falls short.  We create the environment of our own dissatisfaction by requesting divinity of banality.

1 Corinthians 6:13a

“Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other.

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