(Proverbs 25:14 KJV) Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.
In Southern California we have something called “June Gloom.” It is overcast and foreboding. You can go days without seeing the sun and yet it never rains. It is also the time of year when you are hearing about drought and the need for moisture. Since we live in a metropolitan area we usually ignore the warnings because water comes from the faucet, right?
We can be in the midst of a drought and be bothered by the gloom. We should be desiring rain instead of sun. We should be looking for what we need instead of what we want. We live in a culture that promises much and delivers little. Too often we fall for the person who promises but does not deliver.
So? Beware of the false gold of society. Beware of the generic when you need the brand name. Seek your meaning in the things of God not the promises of man.