For thousands of years people have been dying. Their bodies are turned over to the grave while their souls go to the Hadean realm. Because of that continuous process one would naturally infer that the grave and Hades are never full. Rather, they are constantly yearning for more. The wise man uses this analogy to portray those who have insatiable appetites for the things of life. The eyes are the gateway to the senses, for generally nothing is desired that hasn't first been seen. In this passage the eyes are used for all the senses and, thus, would refer to all bodily appetites. Some cannot get enough sex, food, drink, entertainment, sleep, etc. The preacher hammers on this point in the book of Ecclesiastes. Jesus, on one occasion, pointed out the fact that a certain woman of Samaria was unfulfilled in regard to men (John 4:16-18). This revelation was preceded by his invitation to partake of that which brings real satisfaction (John 4:13-14).
Jesus is truly all one needs to achieve total satisfaction (John 6:35). As Christians we must learn not to allow our senses to fool us. Let us also teach our children to be content with the Lord's provisions. Covetousness, stealing, and the like will be avoided if such lessons are learned. (Written by Charles Spense of Atlanta, GA., in daily inspiration).
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