Replacing Emptiness

Devotional II

 

“And when he comes, he finds it swept and put in order.”

– Luke 11:25

What we fill our life up with matters. When something significant in our life happens, some major change occurs, many times, it causes us to want to change something about ourselves. We have a “wake-up call” and begin to think we need to clean up our act and make changes for the better.

We can try to clean up our lives by going to the gym more, spending more time with our children or spouses, maybe even taking some type of class to better our personality or sharpen our minds. Whatever we do, however, if that emptiness is not replaced with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, all we will have is a swept up and empty room that can be filled once again with all of the junk we had before and even more!

There is no neutrality with Christ. Jesus said, “He who is not with Me is against Me.” The Laodicean church in Revelation is guilty of the sin of trying to be neutral. This church in the end-times will be one filled with those who seem to have everything on earth and doing well. Yet they will be lacking spiritually. Jesus calls them miserable, poor, blind and naked and that because of their neutrality, He would “spit them out of His mouth.” They will have everything life can offer yet were spiritually destitute.

It matters what we fill our life up with. Anything of the world will always leave us empty. Maybe not immediately, but eventually. It matters that we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, and once we do that, it matters that we serve Him in complete obedience. What are you filling the emptiness in our life with today?

“Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, rebuke the oppressor; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow. Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord, though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land.”

– Isaiah 1:16-19

 

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