In each of our hearts is a deep longing for something more. As humans, we gravitate toward sin. We look for pleasure in all the sugarcoated sin the world has to offer. We look for satisfaction only to wind up empty-handed. But once we turn to Jesus, there’s no going back. We find that the world will never satisfy us like God can. Here are five reasons why:
1. The World is Temporary
So-called ‘happiness’ is here today and gone tomorrow. But true joy lasts even beyond our time here on Earth. Everything we pursue that is from the world will disappear before we know it. The satisfaction we find in God, however, lasts into eternity. This joy comes from knowing that we are loved and that one day we will be with Jesus.
2. The World is Corrupt
The things of the world are never as good as they seem. In order to keep our minds and bodies pure, we need to understand right from wrong. The world is corrupt; we cannot find true satisfaction in it because its foundation is evil. The world uses sin to bait us into hell, but God desires to save us from the punishment we deserve.
3. The World is Deceptive
The world is the best salesman. It wraps sin up in pretty packaging so you’ll buy into it. By the time you realize what’s underneath the surface, it’s too late. You’re addicted. The world lies to you to get you to destroy yourself. It will never satisfy you like God does because the world disguises sin as happiness, while God gives genuine salvation.
4. We are Enemies of the World
John 15:18-19 says, ““If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.” The world wants to turn us away from God. When Satan tempts us, he isn’t interested in our well being at all. We are enemies of the world. But we are children of God.
5. God is Above His Creation
The number one reason why the world will never satisfy you like God can is simply this- nothing is greater than God. His creation is such a small fraction of His majesty. We desire the earthly, yet we were made for the supernatural. God created many things for our own pleasure here on Earth, but He did so to point us to Him, not for us to ruin our lives.
The joy that comes from God is so much greater than anything the world has to offer. He is not willing that anyone should perish, but have eternal life. Instead of searching for answers in a fallen world, we need to lift our eyes and find them in the perfect God who created us.