The Kitchen Table Devotional: The Game of Life Day 65
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore do not be partakers with them; 8 for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light 9 (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), 10 trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. Ephesians 5:6-10
An empty life comes from empty love. We cannot know love by ourselves, it’s only found in the community of two or more. Selflove isn’t love at all; its only fear dressed up in pleasure. When we’re living in the dark, we can only think of ourselves and it is fear that takes us there. When we’re in the light we can see and love so much more. The light or truth lets us see that love exists because God exists. Learn to live to please Him, He will bring fulness into your life. It’s not hard; it only requires loving the One who loves us. When there is no one greater than ourselves to love and live for, we lose our ambition to love and live. That’s when the world gets to be a dark place. Do go back there but live in goodness, righteousness, and truth, learning what is pleasing to the Lord.