Proverbs 30:15-16 – Give and Give

Today’s Reading: Haggai 1-2, Revelation 11, Psalm 139, Proverbs 30:15-16

Proverbs 30:15-16 – The leech has two daughters:
 Give and Give. Three things are never satisfied;
 four never say, “Enough”:  Sheol, the barren womb,
 the land never satisfied with water,
 and the fire that never says, “Enough.”

Observations:

  • Leeches say – Give and Give (to me)
  • They are Never satisfied / never say “enough:”
    • Sheol
    • The barren womb
    • The land never satisfied with water
    • And the fire that never says “Enough”

Several years ago I read a Garfield comic.  He was walking around his house saying “gimmy, gimmy, gimmy, gimmy, etc.”  At the end he stopped and said – I’m just getting into the Christmas spirit.”  At this time of year, it is amazing to see the drive for stuff in our culture.  I know that heart of Christmas, Jesus, is sacrificial giving.  Proverbs 30:15-16 tells us that the dark sides of our hearts are like leeches asking others to “give and give” to us.  When will we ever get enough?

Apply: Lord, help me see what I have as enough.  Help me to raise Anna to know that Your provisions are always enough.

What helps you to see what you have as enough?

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