Each of us has an innate desire to acquire more and more stuff, to satisfy a longing in our hearts. And if we’re not careful, we can take those desires too far.
When envy strikes, it lays hold of our contentment and brings us no peace. Perhaps someone else received the promotion you wanted. Or a friend is successfully using her talents while you’re struggling to figure out if you have any talents at all.
In a materialistic culture that calls for “bigger and better,” it’s difficult finding contentment with the deluge of options we’re presented.
The accumulation of possessions and wealth rarely leaves a person satisfied. Often they continue wanting just a little bit more. Perhaps you find yourself unhappy with what you have right now.
We don’t often think of sin as we would a disease ravaging our body, and yet, sin is toxic to our lives and ultimately to our souls. Look at the tenth commandment, “You shall not covet.”
Contentment is often an elusive quality. Here one minute and gone the next. What does it mean to be content with what we have, in a world offering more of what we don’t need?
No matter the size of our bank account, we’re called to have an attitude towards finances that honors God. Let's discuss the difficulties surrounding money, when you have too much of it, and when you have just enough to get by.
The Bible claims that the love of money is the root of all evil. So if we’re obsessed with the accumulation of wealth, what kind of life will we have?
Our culture worships the role of money in our lives, to the point where it becomes the highest priority to have more, more, and more. Encouragement for us to re-examine our priorities.
Covetousness is a sin we often don’t see. Jealousy is an attitude of our hearts. and challenge us to examine our attitudes.
There’s something in our human nature that says if my neighbor has it, I want it! Why does the grass always appear greener in someone else’s yard? Do you find that you're deeply dissatisfied?
Take a look in your garage, wade through the stuff in your closets, what are you holding on to that could serve its purpose elsewhere? Perhaps it’s time for a little spring cleaning at your house!