However, we all do this in our life. We look for meaning and fulfillment in different places. Whether it is money, academic achievement or frivilous relationships. After a while we realise that perhaps the meaning and fulfillment we were looking for is not there. It did not have the significance or rewards that we thought it would. But, more often than not, we return to these places to look for satisfaction even though we know it won't be there.
Proverbs 26:11 gives us a very good, albeit grim, picture to describe this: "As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly." If we look for satisfaction in meaningless places again and again we are the same as a dog who goes back to eat its puke. That's grim.
- Where's the strangest place you've found something (e.g. your car keys in the freezer, or your homework in the microwave)?
- Why is it always in the last place you look?