Long ago the prophet Isaiah asked this question: Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy?(Isaiah 55:2a) In our fast paced, materialistic culture, the relevance of the question has simply increased.
We live in a society where everyone seems to be in such a great hurry. Our perpetual sense of being rushed is a denial of the fact that we only have so much time, and then our life in this world will be over. There is a need to slow down, to savor, to find that which truly satisfies.
Our great rush seems in large extent connected to the role our money and our work play in our lives, the two things to which the prophet called our attention. Consider the ways in which we spend our money and the purposes for which we labor. Are they bringing us true satisfaction?
Are there ways in which our lives need a restructuring as we seek that which is truly satisfying?