(Proverbs 12:11 KJV) He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.
Too often we spend our time on the “vain” (7386) things of life. The idea of being vain is translated “empty” and “worthless” other places in the Old Testament. Notice the italics in both the KJV and NASB. That signifies the words are not in the Hebrew. Thus to correctly translate this “vain” becomes a noun instead of an adjective. Thus you would be following “the vain” or “the empty.”
There are some things in life that are worthwhile, others are pointless. Think about all the things we do because we are tired, bored or too lazy to turn off the TV and get out a book.
Are sports always worthless? No, you could look at the exercise, fellowship and learning of teamwork. Is TV always worthless? My inclination is to say yes but I am honest enough to admit that there might be something worth watching.
So? The time we waste will not come back to us. Make it count. Make it count for you and God, not for me.