Life is About More Than Earthly Possessions
Who do you truly follow?
Today, people around the world follow social media posts. We’re easily influenced by Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Tik Tok or Facebook. We seek the admiration and acceptance of the world and end up spending like others – burdened with debt. Our foolish desires lead us astray. Paul said in 1 Timothy 6, “But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.” (1 Timothy 6:8-10)
I want you to be encouraged! You can choose to live contra mundum. It’s a Latin term that means to go against the world by prioritizing God’s ways over man’s. It’s believing that what God says about you is of far more value than man’s assessment. If you belong to Christ, you’re a child of God. You’re his friend and an heir with Christ. Nothing on earth compares to that! No material possessions can come close. In fact, more things often cause us more stress! We just don’t stop long enough to consider it. So, the desire to be admired or accepted leads many to spend more than they earn. In Luke 12, Jesus said, “Take care, and be on your guard against all types of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” (Luke 12:15) Remember that and be encouraged!
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