“John answered, ‘Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.’” (Luk 3:11)
How much is enough—one car, two cars, maybe three? How many pairs of pants can we wear? Do we need another toy? There are so many things I own that I didn’t know I needed until I saw one. I have more things that Apple has made starting with an ‘i’ than I would have ever thought possible a few years ago.
There is nothing wrong with material things or with owning nice products. The answer, I think, lies in their priority in our lives. Do we rate them above people? Do we not give to those in need because we want another toy?
I know of a businessman who drove an expensive Mercedes. One day he was driving along when he felt God was asking him to sell it and give the money away to a specific cause. He was obedient and now drives an even better car because God blessed him even more. Did he give to get? No, he gave in obedience and was subsequently blessed.
Quick Prayer: Thank You for more than enough. Amen.