All people have an empty feeling in their lives. What can fill this emptiness? Many people try to fill this emptiness with money and possessions or fame. But our Bible Reading today reminds us that when “we came into the world, we brought nothing. And when we die, we can take nothing out” (verse 7). So money, possessions and fame cannot truly fill the emptiness.
Verse 11b tells us how we can overcome the emptiness in our lives. “Always try to do what is right, to be devoted to God, and to have faith, love, patience, and gentleness.” If we do this, God’s Spirit will fill our lives with contentment. Then the emptiness will be gone!
Don’t worry about having lots of possessions or money or being popular. Instead, focus on God and His Word. Follow and obey Jesus and allow God to fill you with His love and mercy. Then you will be truly satisfied in your life! —