Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Staying Fresh

Jeremiah 6:7
(7) As a well keeps its water fresh, so she keeps fresh her evil; violence and destruction are heard within her; sickness and wounds are ever before me.

I remember my days in porn. I was always on the lookout for something new. Of course, the porn industry knows this and so they obliged. There is a reason why the magazines have different models every month. Depending on your tastes you could always find something new out there.

It amazes me how hard we will work to keep our evil fresh. I think of the materialistic urges that I fight. I'm always on the lookout for a new way to spend my money. When I think of it that way it seems pretty ridiculous, but that is what I do.

Ecclesiastes 1:8
(8) All things are full of weariness; a man cannot utter it; the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

Ultimately my senses will never be satisfied. There is no perfect game. There is no perfect piece of technology. There is only one perfect book. If I'm going to keep anything fresh it needs to be my delight in the Word of God.

1 comment:

Joshua said...

Timely observation. I recently finished reading "The Addict: One Patient, One Doctor, One Year", which is about painkiller addiction. I was struck by how applicable the story was for all sorts of attempts to find satisfaction in sensual or material things -- even as the sensory things bring increasingly diminishing satisfaction, people try harder and harder to fulfill their needs through these things, even to the point of self-destruction. I was reminded of Proverbs 30:15-6 ("Three things that are never satisfied"). In contrast, God provides us with the sabbath, and rest.