The eyes of man are never satisfied

“Hell and Destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.”

-Proverbs 27:20

Hell is never full and Destruction never ceases. They go on and on. There is no point when Hell says, “Enough, there is no more room down here!” There is never a time when destruction says, “There has been too much destruction, we need to stop!” It doesn’t happen. It won’t happen.

Solomon goes on to compare this to the eyes of man. Just as Hell is never full, so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

This is an important lesson to learn. The bible is talking about the ‘lust of the eyes’ here. The same thing that John talked about over in 1 John 2:16. The bible is saying that no matter how much we look and lust at, we will always end up wanting more and more. The cycle will never stop. If we allow ourselves to continue to look then we will go deeper and deeper into a dirtier pit of sin that never ends.

There are two main things, it seems, that men, in particular, lust after with their eyes. One is the obvious sexual lust and the other is violence. Both of them work the say way. Both of them start out small, and move into deeper and deeper depravity.

Take the Romans for example. They could never get enough of the gladiator games. They needed more and more bloodshed. They were never satisfied.

And take our society today as an example of sexual depravity. We have terrible, despicable pornography that is beyond comprehension to the point where men watch little children being brutally raped by grown men. Their lust wasn’t satisfied by the ‘softer’ pornography – it never will be. It will never be enough. People only stop when the recognize that fact. Don’t keep chasing the tail that you will never catch.

So recognize that your eyes will never be satisfied and instead focus your efforts on seeking God. He will bring to a place of satisfaction, but also to a place of never ending adventure! Glory to God!

3 thoughts on “The eyes of man are never satisfied

  1. praise the King Eternal, thats a good word brother, i was searching for some illuminating truth on google regarding the lust of the eyes and the lust of the flesh and i found this. Praise God definitely a good word, let the name that is above every name be glorified, the name of Yeshua, Jesus Christ of Nazareth.


  2. My high school teacher found me on FB, said he always thought In was beautiful and I was in 9th back then when he taught me! Was he lusting after me even back then? Disgusting! Now as adults he’s asking me to send pictures of private areas and I will not do it. I feel sorry for this man. I’ve prayed for him, hate to see him so lost. I surrender him tonJesus not please pray for this man. His daughter was killed a few years back driving back to college—head on collision and she died at the scene. I can’t imagine the pain. That’s why my heart bleeds for this man. Porn addiction is strong. Dear God please deliver him. In Jesus’ name, amen.


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