“[The Idolater] feeds on ashes. His deceived mind has led him astray, and he cannot rescue himself, or say, ‘Isn’t there a lie in my right hand’” (Isaiah 44.20)?
Satisfaction. I yearn for it. But I remain unfulfilled in life when I demand it from people or things. Jesus beckons me to come to Him if I am thirsty. “Come to the water; and you without silver, come, buy, and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without silver and without cost! Why do you spend silver on what is not food, and your wages on what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and you will enjoy the choicest of foods” (Isaiah 55.1-2).
I live in a day when comfort and pleasure are king. Everything is available to me. I can drink deeply from the cup of pleasure and feast on the richest delights the world has to offer. But satisfaction is fleeting. Nothing and no one brings me permanent satisfaction in this world because people and pleasures are not meant to be an end in and of themselves. It is vain to look for satisfaction in money or in abundance (Ecclesiastes 5.10). If I pursue pleasure, I grasp for the wind.