Sunday, September 7, 2014

Song For Sunday: (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

This Rolling Stones hit was mentioned in the sermon this morning and so found it's way here as today's "Song for Sunday."

The sermon was based on Psalm 131:

Psalm 131

A song of ascents. Of David.

My heart is not proud, Lord,
    my eyes are not haughty;
I do not concern myself with great matters
    or things too wonderful for me.
But I have calmed and quieted myself,
    I am like a weaned child with its mother;
    like a weaned child I am content.
Israel, put your hope in the Lord
    both now and forevermore.

It reminded us that God is our only source of true satisfaction. Mick Jagger's lyrics talk about the real and the phony, and make the right point, though without intentionally pointing us to the real God. Not getting satisfaction is a reality in this world. 

Oh, right and it's a fun song to listen, too. Here's a link to some facts about it. 

Here's the Rolling Stones, singing (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction


  1. I was recently at a campfire sing-along with our friend Jodi and she mentioned how some secular songs actually come from old testament scripture. Song and music express our feelings and as humans we are always looking for God, whether we realize it or not.