“Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income” (Ecclesiastes 5:10).
The verse quoted above makes a direct reference to wealth, but the principle behind it applies to much more than just money. The best way to highlight the principle is to ask you to do a little work.
Think of something you love, then fill in the blanks with that thing:
Whoever loves ________ never has enough; whoever loves _________ is never satisfied with it.
There are a lot of things that I can put in those blanks. I can love a lot of things in this life. But no matter what I put in those blanks, the statement is always true. No amount of anything will satisfy. I will always want more. The principle is simply this: You want all of whatever it is you love. Our version of love means that we try to take more and more.
But God’s version of love is different. His love did not compel him to take. God so loved the world that he gave. He was not satisfied until he gave his everything—his one and only Son, whose sacrifice would redeem the entire world to him.
When you find yourself chasing something you love, stop to think about what it means that God loves you. It’s God’s love that will leave you satisfied.