What Satisfies Us
Before their sin, Adam and Eve were more satisfied than any of their descendants have ever been, except the Lord Jesus. And, of course, Jesus is not just a son of Adam and Eve, He is the only begotten sinless Son of God. Sin does not give lasting and true satisfaction. Sin destroys lasting satisfaction and unforgiven sin makes lasting satisfaction impossible. Before their sin Adam and Eve were more like God. After their sin they were more like Satan. Since his fall and his sin Satan has never been satisfied either. When God saves us He begins to make us like Jesus, He continues that work on us throughout our lives and He will finish it when He takes us to Heaven. The more He corrects us and the more He makes us like Jesus the more satisfied we become. We are not satisfied by sin. We are satisfied by doing what God wants us to do which is righteousness. When we are sinning we are unsatisfied, we are not like God and we are like Satan.
Hebrews 11:24: By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh*s daughter; 25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
Genesis 1:27: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Romans 8:29: For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Proverbs 27:20: Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
Ecclesiastes 1:8: All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.
Habakkuk 2:5: Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people:
Psalms 17:15: As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
Job 5:17: Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
Titus 2:12: Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
1 John 3:2: Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
1 Timothy 6:6: But godliness with contentment is great gain.
American Tract Society Dictionary definition of godly:
That which proceeds from God, and is pleasing to him. It also signifies conformity to his will, and an assimilation to his character. Godliness is the substance of revealed religion.