Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,…
But you will tell me that man's wishes are very large, and that it is hard to satisfy them. Ah! my brethren, I know it is — with anything here below. You may have heard, I dare say, of the gentleman who told his servant — "You have been a very faithful servant to me, John, and as you are getting old, I should like to give you a pension. Now, what do you think would satisfy you?" "Well, master," said he, "I think if I had fifty pounds a year I should be very well satisfied indeed." "Well, think it over," said the master, "and come to me and let me know." So the day comes. "Now, what do you want to satisfy you? Well, sir, as I said before, I should never want for anything, or wish for anything in this world, if I had fifty pounds a year." "Well, John, it shall be done; there is the settlement for you: you shall have it." That man went out of the door, and said to a friend, "I wish I had said a hundred." So, you see, it is not easy to satisfy man. When he thinks he is satisfied, he still sees something beyond, the horse leech in his heart still cries, "Give, give." But God is a satisfying portion. You cannot wish for anything more than this.
(C. H. Spurgeon.)
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