Do you ever look at how someone is spending their time and you wonder what they are thinking? You want to shake them and ask, “What are you trying to escape?” or “What are you trying to prove?” There are things in this world (alchohol, drugs, sex, work, TV, etc.) that people spend a lot of time, energy & money on in an apparent attempt to escape from something.
“It’s just what you do with this crowd.”
“I want to fit in.”
“What’s the point of life?”
None of these follies will satisfy. They just flow down the gaping hole that each of us has that only One can fill. The rest is just a waste of time, money & energy.
Proverbs 19:3, “A man’s own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD.”
And yet, I have no right to judge others. Rather I ought to pray. And I really should look at my own life, activities and actions and ask myself, “Are there things I am trying to escape?”
Matt Ahlenius says
Interesting thoughts, sounds like Matthew 7:3-5. Before removing the splinter from your brother’s eye, first remove the log in your own eye. I know this isn’t the main topic of the post, but it is where you ended up.