One of the characteristics of modern man is they are never satisfied. They don’t have enough money. They don’t have enough entertainment. Nothing is enough. Is that part of the sin nature?
Eating is no different especially if you are on a diet. I remember as a youth getting up from the table after dinner and fixing me a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I thought I was hungry. That probably was the point at which I ate too much.
“The meek shall eat and be satisfied…” (Psalm 22:26). Being satisfied has more to do with our thinking than our hunger. Eating is a blessing. We should be satisfied with our meal and give thanks for it.
The other point this scripture makes is that we shall eat until we are satisfied. God is the provider. Some food is more satisfying than other foods. Carb foods for example, tend to cause the body to want more. That’s why the potato chip company used the slogan, “Bet you can’t eat only one.” One chip is not satisfying. But for most of us dieters a bag is about when we become full but not yet satisfied.
Satisfied is when we are happy with our portion of food and are satisfied with it. Dieters who eat less than their body wants have to be satisfied with their right portion.