“Then [Jesus] said to them, ‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.'” Luke 12:15
This is a hard one sometimes for me to remember. As a self confessed gadget obsessed technophile, I am constantly having to remind myself that I don’t need all the new gadgets, that if my friends have the newest PDA, game system or video card that I don’t need to have it too. My hope isn’t in my earthly possessions, but in my savior Jesus Christ. More often than not, those gadgets end up dusty in some closet or on ebay anyway, so it’s often better just to not go down that road.
Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone Proverbs 23:4-5
My hope and prayer is that I can be a good steward of the things that I have been given, and that I’ll be able to keep my focus on what is important.