In my daily Bible reading this morning from 1 Samuel 12, I couldn’t help but see this verse that jumped out at me!
do not turn aside after empty things that cannot profit or deliver, for they are empty.
How many times do I turn to something or someone to find what only God can provide and instead find that thing or person is empty? What can truly profit or deliver except our God and our Savior?
Empty is a very lonely feeling. We’ve all been there, and we all need to be there at some point in our lives. Because until we are empty, we cannot be filled. But we need to choose to be filled with spiritual things not things of this world that will only leave us more empty in the end.
Being filled with other things or people only separates us from God. We need to wake up and realize this personally, in the church, and as a country.
We need to come empty to be filled!