Much About Nothing
A retired couple talked about their day. She said, “What are you doing today?” He replied, “Nothing.” She said, “That’s what you did yesterday.” He nodded, “I didn’t get finished.” Another man said, “I usually start doing nothing about 11:00 am.” It has been said that the pastor is paid for doing good but deacons are good for nothing.” The Bible says much about nothing. “I have nothing to glory of” (I Cor. 9:16). “I be nothing” (II Cor. 12:11). “For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself” (Gal. 6:3). “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory” (Phil. 2:3). “Without me ye can do nothing” (John 15:5). When you become nothing, then God can make you something. God creates something from nothing. D.L. Moody said, “Moses spent the first 40 years thinking he was a somebody. Next forty years thinking he was a nobody. His last forty years learning that God can use a nobody to become a somebody.” “Nothing” means “no-thing.” Ten or ten thousand nothings is still nothing. Nothing is a big fat zero. One hundred zeros are still zero. Nothing is zilch, zero, nada, nil or no-thing. Nothing is nothing! God is looking for a nobody to tell everybody about somebody. It has been said that success spoils more people than failure. You should shun and avoid complimentary vain nothingness words. You should fear that you can rob God of His glory. Realize that the best of man is still only a man. You should pause and consider where or what you might have been, if God had not saved you. Remember, the way up is down. Pride goes before a fall. When you become nothing then you are usable of God. God is nothing more than a glorified junk dealer. God takes something that is nothing and transforms it for His glory. God is the world’s greatest “extreme makeover” producer. It is amazing that God can use ordinary people, who are nothing, to do extraordinary things. People should be able to look at you and say, “See what God hath done! God’s image should be upon you. Others may be paid for being good but you should be good for nothing. This week practice the principle of avoiding credits and compliments and seek to glorify the Lord. Seek to be good for nothing.
… These are Words of Wisdom.