Reuters Life! reported that a man died just as he was about to win a university binge-eating contest
in Taiwan, scoffing down two buns filled with rice and cheese as well as some of his teammate’s
food, to win $60. (Charles Wallace - Sermon Central). … More
This is truly a description of the generation in which we live. Many have rebelled from their parents’ authority, have lost all self-respect and live a life style of immorality without any case or thought for the rest of the world or the generations to follow. The writer describes how the world and all that it contains is not enough to satisfy the heart of man (v. 15). Leeches depict the attitude of greed and the insistence of never having enough. They are constantly saying - “Give Me, Give Me."
Don’t make fun of your father or disobey your mother; crows will peck out your eyes, and buzzards will eat the rest of you (v. 17).
I need to be satisfied with the things the Lord has given to me in life and not always wanting more? The heart of God must be broken as we are never satisfied and always wanting more.
There are those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers. There are those who are clean in their own eyes but are not washed of their filth. There are those--how lofty are their eyes, how high their eyelids lift! There are those whose teeth are swords, whose fangs are knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, the needy from among mankind. 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." The eye that mocks a father and scorns to obey a mother will be picked out by the ravens of the valley and eaten by the vultures.
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Proverbs 27:1-9Don’t Brag About Tomorrow
Proverbs 27:10-18Iron Can Sharpen Iron
Proverbs 27:19-27The Natural Man is Never Satisfied
Proverbs 28:1-10Refusing to Obey Brings Disastrous Results
Proverbs 28:11-18The Rich Are Often Filled With Pride
Proverbs 28:19-28Giving Needed Rebuke is Never Easy
Proverbs 29:1-11An Honest Ruler Makes a Nation Strong
Proverbs 29:12-18Biblical Discipline Brings Delight
Proverbs 29:19-27The Rod and Reproof Bring Wisdom
Proverbs 30:1-10God Chooses to Use Ordinary People
Proverbs 30:11-17We Are Never Satisfied and Always Want More
Proverbs 30:18-23We Will be Judged For What We do in The Body
Proverbs 30:24-28Anger Produces Trouble
Proverbs 30:29-33Pride And Anger Work Against Humility
Proverbs 31:1-9What King Lemuel’s Mother Taught Him
Proverbs 31:10-16The Ideal Woman is Rare
Proverbs 31:17-23The Wife’s Life Was Centered Around Her Home
Proverbs 31:24-31Her Children Call Her Blessed