The scripture for today, July 29 (7/29), is Ecclesiastes 7:29 as found in the Old Testament of the Bible:
You begin your life upright ~ sinless. But as you grow out of innocent childhood, you begin to want recognition, money, and to make your surroundings beautiful.
True, God does not want to deprive you if you can obtain these things. But Solomon (who wrote this), was the richest man in the world with all his worldwide fame, wealth, and beauty. He still felt empty.
Today, you can even read the Bible and go to worship and still feel empty. You can even worship with a group that uplifts you so much, you feel very close to God. But, when you go home, you feel that emptiness again. Why?
You need to add good works to your faith (James 2) ~ helping others in private and having private Bible studies with others with the same enthusiasm with which you pursue recognition, money, and beauty ~ yes, and worship.
And, sometimes to fill your emptiness, you need to just return to your early childhood when you saw life through innocent eyes. Through simple eyes. Through eyes that so easily believed in God, and you so easily loved him.
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