The Abundance Of Possessions

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S-cripture:

Luke 12:15

Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”

O-bservation:

At the top of this chapter Luke, the writer, says that there were thousands of people in the crowd trying to hear Jesus speak. One of the things Jesus said with emphasis was that life doesn’t consist in an abundance of possessions. His purpose for saying this was because He was warning His disciples and the people listening to guard themselves against greed.

A-pplication:

Life does not consist in “The Abundance Of Possessions!” Those are the words of Jesus. Let me put it to you clearer. Those are the words of God! Everything that we do as “Followers Of Jesus” is done as unto the Lord (Col. 3:23, paraphrase). Consequently, if we are accumulating more possessions we should have a divine purpose attached to them so that greed does not become an issue. This is not my opinion, but rather the warning of Jesus. Like me, I’m sure you’ve known folks who chase after possessions. And the more they have the more they seem to need. Yet these are some of the most selfish people you’ll ever meet. Today I watched a YouTube video and the teacher said, “The most important thing you can do is to grow generously. The more generous a person is, the happier they are.” That’s a pretty good hedge against, “The Abundance Of Possessions.”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus,

I ask You today to help me “Grow Generously” toward You and those around me. I want to run from the temptation of greed with Your help. Amen

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