Don’t Be An Empty House
43 “When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. 44 Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. 45 Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation.”
In this passage, a man’s life is likened to a house. It teaches us that it is not enough to just remove the bad from our lives. We also have to replace it good.
We are sinners. But, because we love God for what He has done for us and because we respect God and Fear God for who He is, we have taken some things out of our lives.
Some of us separated from love of the world and what it has to offer.
Some of us separated from a promiscuous lifestyle.
Some of us separated from disbelief or life as an unbeliever.
Some of us have taken bad language or bad behavior out of our lives.
But friends, when we are trying to make a change in our life, we have to know that Satan is not going to go away easily. He is going to come at us again and again and look for his best opportunity to pull us back into what we left.
This morning, we will study how Satan attacks us when we are trying to change. We will also seek to understand why we need to fill the space in our lives with good things, when we get rid of the bad things. And, finally, we will look at some practical applications to help us as we try to change, because it is actually spiritually dangerous to be an empty house.