Emptiness

Isaiah 29:8 It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; But he awaketh, and his soul is empty: Or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; But he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite: So shall the multitude of all the nations be, That fight against mount Zion.

When you fight against God and His truth you will end up empty. Truth fills and frees. Lies bind and leave one barren. The prophet explains what the rebels will feel.

They will dream they are eating a big meal but wake up as hungry as ever. Their belly might even be full but their soul, their heart of hearts will be empty. They will have all the appearance of success, but in their deepest soul, they will know something is missing.

They will be thirsty, and in their dreams, they will drink to their fill but awake dry. They will be weak. They will still know something is missing. There is a spiritual hole in their hearts that remains unfilled. They drink and eat and still want more because it doesn’t really satisfy.

That is the fate of all who fight against God. You can pretend that you are fine but you and God both know that you still miss your greatness needs. Money can’t satisfy. Sex will not meet the need. Popularity leaves you feeling empty.

Everyone needs God. I challenge you to turn to Him and trust Him. He loves you and has done all for you. He will meet the needs you long for so deeply. Nehemiah wants to see the people really get their hearts right with God about their marriages. He knows that God’s people will not live for God and serve God if they marry those who do not love God.

Are you dating someone that doesn’t love God? Are you making decisions based on personal opinion or what God would say about who you should marry? Honor God!

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