Matthew 6:19-21 (KJV) Don’t collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
In our modern society, we need money to live, but we should never make the acquisition of money the central focus of our lives. Money is a means, but it should never overwhelm our sensibilities. The focus of life must be directly on things spiritual, not things material that over time lose its value. Whenever we become absorbed with the acquisition of things, complications arise. Each new acquisition costs money or time, often both.
To further complicate matters, many items can be purchased, not with real money, but with something much more insidious: debt. Debt-especially consumer debt used to purchase depreciating assets-is a modern-day form of indentured servitude. Satan loves to destroy the Lord’s people in financial ruin! If you’re looking for a sure-fire, time-tested way to simplify your life and thereby improve your world, learn to control your possessions before they control you. Never spend more than you make. Understand the trappings in buying consumer goods on credit. Never use credit cards as a way of financing your lifestyle.
Point to ponder- As you simplify your life, you’ll be amazed at the things you can do without. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the sense of satisfaction that accompanies your new-found moderation.
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