We are never satisfied

A selection of verses warning that dissatisfaction is a problem:

Ecclesiastes 1 verse 8

8 All things are full of weariness beyond uttering. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

Ecclesiastes 5 verses 10 - 11

10 He who loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he who loves abundance, with increase: this also is vanity. 11 When goods increase, those who eat them are increased; and what advantage is there to its owner, except to feast on them with his eyes? 

Jeremiah 22 verse 17

17 But your eyes and your heart are only for your covetousness, 
for shedding innocent blood, 
for oppression, and for doing violence.” 

Philippians 4 verse 11

11 Not that I speak because of lack, for I have learnt in whatever state I am, to be content in it.

1 Timothy 6 verses 6 - 10

6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we certainly can’t carry anything out. 8 But having food and clothing, we will be content with that. 9 But those who are determined to be rich fall into a temptation, a snare, and many foolish and harmful lusts, such as drown men in ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some have been led astray from the faith in their greed, and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 

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