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.
In a materialistic culture that calls for “bigger and better,” it’s difficult finding contentment with the deluge of options we’re presented.
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.
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.
Jesus said, Blessed are the poor because theirs is the kingdom of heaven. But what does that mean to our generation? How can we reconcile Jesus’ words with our money-hungry culture?
Our culture praises those who have accumulated wealth and prestige, but in God’s economy, money is looked on very differently.
Part of our mandate as followers of God is to love the unlovely. A discussion on this important and sensitive topic.
The Bible says that people look at outward appearance, but God looks at the heart. Let's take part in a dramatic rendering of one of Jesus’ parables.