Shopping can be fun. Certainly, there is nothing wrong with trying to find a real deal and to enjoy the things God has given to us. But when we become preoccupied with obtaining material goods, we lose focus.
How can we learn to learn to be content with what we have and not be consumed with amassing more? Here are some ways: View material goods as given by God to be used wisely (Matthew 25:14-30). Work hard to earn and save money (Proverbs 6:6-11). Give to the Lord’s work and those in need (2 Corinthians 9:7; Proverbs 19:17). And always remember to be thankful and to enjoy what God gives (1 Timothy 6:17). – Dennis Fisher
Lord, our hearts often run after “stuff.” Teach us not to be obsessed with collecting more and more material goods. May we instead learn what it must be “rich” toward You.
To be rich in God is far better than to be rich in goods.
- July 22, Vol. 21, Our Daily Bread