I am assuming that Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones were not Bible believers in 1965 when they wrote the chorus for one of their hits: “I can’t get no satisfaction. Cause I try and I try . . . .” What they did compose identified a Biblical truth that God wrote through King Solomon:

“Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.” (Proverbs 27:20)

“All things are full of weariness; a man cannot utter it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.” (Ecclesiastes 1:8)

What makes us search and strive to find satisfaction? We were created with an immortal soul in the likeness of God to find a suitable and infinite gratification in the love of our Creator. Sin and the fall have brought an endless depth to our souls that craves to be filled. The Bible speaks in many terms of our lost condition (being separated from God) resulting in spiritual death. Saint Augustine coined our situation in plain terms: “Thou hast made us for Thyself and our heart can have no rest till it rests in Thee.”

Are we not a restless people, seeking for answers? God, 2000 years ago, provided the answer through His Son. We can find peace with God through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus sacrificed His perfect life on the cross to bear the punishment that our sins deserve. God the Father charged His Son with our guilt and sins and credited our account with His righteousness in order to restore our relationship by forgiving our sins and granting us eternal life. The only way to find peace with God and end the longing search of our souls is to be united to Jesus Christ by faith. Saint Augustine was aware of the promise made by Jesus Christ, as all believers are:

“Come unto Me, all you that labour and are heavy laden; and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

Neither Mick Jagger nor any other person has found rest for their guilty conscience or agitated heart until they embrace the Apostle Paul’s message of what God demands:

“I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Acts 20:21)


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