Fairview Baptist Tabernacle
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 Archived Pastor's Desk 2018.04.29



April 29 - May 5




Scripture Passage:  “Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.”  Proverbs 27:20


Dear Friends,


     How much is enough?  How much more money do you need to make before you can live the life you envision and have the things you want?  How much more does your spouse need to do, or be, before they satisfy your expectations?  How many of any one particular thing do you need before you need no more?  (shoes, pocketbooks, guitars, tractors, tools, guns,… you get the idea.)  What kind of house or automobile is just right and matches the picture in your dreams?  If you find it, how long before you remodel or accessorize?  The statement, “I want a little more than I am ever going to get,” pretty well sums it up.  The truth is we will never be completely satisfied this side of eternity.  We may learn to be content with what we have, but I do not think we will ever be satisfied. 


     There is a serious problem when we begin to compare our insatiable desire for material possessions with our spiritual desire for fulfillment. The Hebrews viewed people who had many possessions as highly favored and blessed of God.  A poor man was despised by the rich and thought to be punished by God.  Whereas desiring more material possessions is something to be avoided, desiring more of God and His blessings is a longing that is built into the creation by the Creator and needs to be pursued tirelessly.  It is the only desire that ends with the pursuit and attainment resulting in total satisfaction.  The words to an old hymn sum it up nicely.  “When my soul is resting in the Promised Land above, I’ll be satisfied.” 


     Finally, I want to address one more issue.  There are no perfect churches because there are no perfect people.  If a person bases their service and church attendance upon satisfaction with a local body of believers, they will tend to be “church hoppers” because eventually they will be dissatisfied or let down.  The result will be they will leave and go searching for the church that will make them happy and meet their expectations.  After a while, they will be disgusted and dissatisfied again because regardless of what takes place or is offered, it is never enough.  The key to satisfaction is focus.  If our eyes are focused on the Savior, we tend to be satisfied because we realize everything else is insignificant in comparison.  If we focus on people or material possessions we will never be satisfied for they are never enough.  “Turn your eyes upon Jesus, Look full in His wonderful face.  And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, In the light of His glory and grace.”


In Christ,


Pastor Johnny







Pastor Johnny



Pastor Johnny