The saying often goes that there are two kinds of people. Where the saying goes from there depends on the person. Some people like to finish with “…Elvis fans and Beatles fans.” Others will say “…movers and shakers.” Or maybe it’s “…dog people and cat people.” Whatever you may have heard, the secret is there are actually three kinds of people but they all have one important thing in common. They all have a hole in their heart and need it to be filled. How they fill it is where the differences lie.
Some people fill the hole in their heart with worldly things. They seek out pleasures of the world and keep looking for the next big thing to satisfy that nagging, empty feeling. The problem is: There will never be enough “stuff” to fully satisfy. If getting a new car is what is most important, what happens when you’ve got it? Next year’s model will be out before you’ve broken in the leather interior. No: You can’t fill your heart with the things of the world; the world will keep leading you on to a life of un-contentment.
Some people fill the hold in their heart with the religions of the world. These are the ones who recognize the futility of worldly pleasures. Unfortunately they don’t go far enough in their search for what they really need. They rest on the easy sermons from false teachers who tell them what they want to hear. They buy into the Devil’s lie that “everyone is going to Heaven…they’re just taking their own paths there.” No: there’s only one way to Heaven (through Christ’s Way, Truth and Life). The religions of man’s making can not bring spiritual peace because they are built on man’s needs, man’s wishes and man’s ideas.
Those who go to the Bible and seek its message of eternal hope through Jesus find what they are looking for. They read about the Truth of Christ’s sacrifice and understand His plan to save man through His shed blood. Those who give their lives over to him find that missing component in their lives and discover true contentment.
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Have a great day!