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Isaiah 55:2

THE INWARD LIFE OF A STEWARD
Finding Contentment

Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy?

Isaiah asks in 55:2, “Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy (NASB)?” Even though this verse was written 900 years before Christ, it could easily be a question your pastor might ask in this week’s sermon. How is it that we have become so consumed with buying more and more things that neither food nor things ultimately satisfy us? Is it because we have believed the lie that things make us happy? If this is true, why did John D. Rockefeller admit, “I have made many millions, but they have brought me no happiness.” Henry Ford confessed after becoming a multimillionaire, “I was happier doing a mechanic’s job.” Isaiah was right to ask why do we buy what will not satisfy. Think about it.