15 ¶ The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough: 16 The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough.
Some commentators refer to verse 15 as those bloodsuckers who are never satisfied with money.
Ecclesiastes 5:10 He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.
Greedy people are never happy with what they have. Their one addiction, their one passion is simply; more. The horseleach is a bloodsucking creature with suckers at each end. So, each leech has two suckers which may be the basis of the metaphor, two daughters.
These verses about things and, in type, people who are never satisfied, and particularly, who live off others, as in the movie “Other People’s Money” and the like are very powerful verses. Each of the things here are never satisfied; the grave, a woman who wants to have a baby and can’t, drought parched earth, and a consuming fire.
Christians are warned about hungering for money. Some foolish people even insist that having money is proof of Godliness.
1 Timothy 6: 5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. 6 ¶ But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Jesus did not say for nothing;
Luke 18:25 For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
And this about wealth;
Luke 16:13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. (Mammon is a Syriac word meaning wealth and by personsification, the god of riches.)
God forbids the charging of interest on loans (Leviticus 25:36, 37) and yet, our banking industry exists for that purpose. He forbids dishonest weights and measures (Deuteronomy 25:13) and demands one standard for all and yet our system of finance is based on inequality and could not survive without it.
Spiritual bloodsuckers abound as well, people who are never satisfied, but demand your life conform to their own personal standards. For instance, some religious leaders are constantly trying to take your Bible, the one God gave you, out of your hands. Instead of teaching you how to spiritually feed yourself they want to spoon feed you and render the Bible impossible to understand without their help.
Their attitude keeps the Christian helpless, a member of not much more than a political party or a social club. They should focus on empowering the Christian to hear what God has to say to him or her directly, not trying to confuse the believer by making the Bible, the principle way God speaks to His people, a tangled mass of confusion.
Teaching the believer how the Bible is written; in dispensational order, using parallel phrasing, cross referencing verses, self defining, so that the believer can pick up the Book throughout the week and receive something from God is absolutely essential. Always remember that Satan’s method is to set up two conflicting authorities and then declare himself the final authority. You will see what the Bible says very plainly to you in your time and then the man doing the work of Satan will point out how that conflicts with something written to someone else at a different time and under different circumstances. He’ll then offer the solution himself. The goal is to get you to look at him rather than at God’s word. The priesthood of all believers and indwelling of the Holy Spirit in each and every Christian are essential doctrines.
But, some people are so hungry to devour God’s people and render them helpless they are never satisfied. The spiritual grave for spiritually dead Christians, the barren womb that produces no spiritual fruit, the thirsty Christian who can never slake his or her thirst with the little water from God’s word they are fed by the ministers of Satan, and the fire that burns away the Christian’s joy and zeal for Christ are always at work and never satisfied. The horseleach has two daughters; the Nicolaitan pulpit, the clergy separate from the laity and above, and those who say they are Jews by trying to put you back under the Law with their replacement theology but are, in reality, the Synagogue of Satan, are always at work trying to destroy the church.
Yes, Satan is a real individual, who runs the kingdoms of the world and has the choice seat in every church council, the highest authority in every seminary, and the bully pulpit in every political campaign. Watch him closely. He’s always hungry.