Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 New King James Version
covetousness: feeling or showing a very strong desire for something that you do not have and especially for something that belongs to someone else Merriam- Webster dictionary
I have met many that have sacrificed their families and their health because of the disease of covetousness. They spend so much time working just because of their insatiable lust for more, more, more. It is an addiction. It never ends. Then one day when they are old before their time and the children have moved away and no longer keep in contact with the parents who were strangers to them because the spent their lives addicted to their lust they look around and see it was all for nothing.
I have seen many homes filled with many expensive inornate objects yet felt empty because there was no love there.
They have wasted away their lives and are as phony as a three dollar bill.
I cannot wait to get away from them.
I have met people who use old pickle jars to drink out of and their furniture looks like they picked it up out of a junk yard. Yet, they are very content with their lives because they walk close with Jesus. Their hearts are hearts of gold. I look forward to spending time with them.
Which one are you?
Prayer: Please Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) bless me to be content and appreciative with Your abundant blessings in my daily life. Please help me to stay focused on being rich spiritually in Your world instead of the worthless material wealth in this world. I humbly beseech You in the name o the richest king Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day