There is a worldly misunderstanding that says biblical truth about Jesus Christ is boring and can never bring you the satisfaction in life you desire. Well, over the 53 years of my Christian life, I have never once found Jesus Christ to be boring. Plus, I have never been dissatisfied with the Lord Jesus or His Word, the Bible. I can assure you, that this is NOT because of anything special on my part. On the contrary, it is purely because Christ is not capable of being boring, or, dissatisfying to anyone who has truly surrendered in faith to Him.
When Jesus began His lengthy sermon on the mount, His 4th sentence went like this; “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” (Matthew 5:6). A sinner who is genuine in faith, comes to the Saviour desperate for spiritual fulfilment. Exasperated by the world’s deceitful methods which do nothing more than create a bottomless pit of dissatisfaction, they turn to Christ as their only hope. And there by faith, Jesus is still saying, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst” (John 6:35). “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:29).
Speaking to a group of Jewish believers in John 8:31-32, Jesus said, “if you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Christian living discovers incredible liberty when we spend time getting to know God’s Word and apply ourselves to living its truths. Growing out of our time in God’s Word flows new desires to be put into action. And it is Jesus’ grown actions which authenticate our testimony of belief in Jesus as Lord and Saviour.
The apostle John made the connection between God’s love and our obedience, “whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected” (1 John 2:5). This is Christian reality, despite times of failure, it is the love of Christ which compels us to persevere in obedience (2Co 5:14). Our love is simply a response, “we love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19). It’s a wonderful thing to know that your creator God loves you with an undying love, with a jealous love that simply will not let you go. Such a love relationship rests us secure and satisfied.
I leave you with a Levitical exhortation to worship from Nehemiah 9:5-6, 17…
“Stand up and bless the Lord your God from everlasting to everlasting. Blessed be your glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise.
6 “You are the Lord, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you.
17 …you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love…
This is our God, and in Him there is full satisfaction!