Ecclesiastes 5:10 (NIV)
10 Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.
John 3:5-8The Message (MSG)
5-6 Jesus said, “You’re not listening. Let me say it again. Unless a person submits to this original creation—the ‘wind-hovering-over-the-water’ creation, the invisible moving the visible, a baptism into a new life—it’s not possible to enter God’s kingdom. When you look at a baby, it’s just that: a body you can look at and touch. But the person who takes shape within is formed by something you can’t see and touch—the Spirit—and becomes a living spirit.
7-8 “So don’t be so surprised when I tell you that you have to be ‘born from above’—out of this world, so to speak. You know well enough how the wind blows this way and that. You hear it rustling through the trees, but you have no idea where it comes from or where it’s headed next. That’s the way it is with everyone ‘born from above’ by the wind of God, the Spirit of God.”
The first law of space is that if you have empty space you’ll find something to fill it with. That goes for garages, warehouses and life. Rarely are we satisfied with having emptiness in our possession; it just doesn’t feel right.
What becomes foundational to our lives and well being is what we decide to fill that space with. Nature abhors a vacuum, right?
Those who pursue Christ can read His wisdom and understand what we’re called to fill the space with. To be born again in the Holy Spirit – to have the void of our space filled with the love of Christ, the love of God is one thing. To fill that space with the things of the world, the material things, the self things, well “…all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.” (Ecc 1:14, NIV)
What you fill your life space with matters. The results you produce with your space are evident to God. 37-40 “Then those ‘sheep’ are going to say, ‘Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?’ Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me’. Matthew 25:40 (MSG)
If it doesn’t look like this, you’re wasting space.