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"A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth."
- Luke 12:15
 
The pursuit of possessions continues to be one of the most powerful motivations that people can experience. But can the accumulation of things bring true satisfaction?  In this text, Jesus answered that question with a firm "No" He said "Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of things he possess. Life must always be more than just the inventory of the things he owns. There are some who . . .

"A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth."
- Luke 12:15
 
The pursuit of possessions continues to be one of the most powerful motivations that people can experience. But can the accumulation of things bring true satisfaction?  In this text, Jesus answered that question with a firm "No" He said "Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of things he possess. Life must always be more than just the inventory of the things he owns. There are some who still believe that all the money in the world is not worth as much as a single soul and hold that it is vastly more important to make a life than to make a living.
 
We in America must constantly fight the spirit of materialism has fastened itself upon the body of our thinking. This poison is being pumped into young and old. Instead of setting our heart to the seeking of earthly possessions, we should set our heart to the right use of those possessions which God has entrusted to us.
 
Christian friend, Our highest striving should be towards those tings which really make life rich and true. This means that the Word and work of God are given the place of honor in our daily program.
 
O LORD, help us to be content
With all that we possess,
And may we show our gratitude
With heartfelt thankfulness.
 
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - You are rich when you are satisfied with what you have. 

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