How long will you love what is worthless and aim at deception?
This verse is a picture of what I see day in and day out - proudly displayed in my Chicago neighborhood and in our culture today. I can not even tell you how much brokenness I have seen in the last 3 years. How much time and energy do we put into things that are worthless and how vulnerable are we to deception?
Proverbs 12:11 tells us that "He who pursues worthless things lacks sense."
Deception . . . it is everywhere. What is considered fun ~ right ~ acceptable ~ good ~ worthwhile ~ it boggles my mind. Lives are filled with emptiness, much like a helium balloon. It looks pretty and for awhile, it floats in a celebratory way.
But . . . it can't last. It begins to deflate and the true nature of it becomes apparent.
The good news is that we do not have to live this way. Ephesians 2:10 says:
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
Matthew 6:33 says:
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
I looked through my Bible to see what we are supposed to pursue.
We are to pursue:
When we pursue the things of God, we will find fulfillment as we follow His lead.
I am so thankful that I don't have to lead an empty life. I am thankful that I have the truth of God's Word to alert me to deception. I am thankful for LIFE.
What are you pursuing?