“The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful.” (Mat 13:22)

Our enemy uses many ways to distract us from the word of truth planted in us by the Holy Spirit. This example is one Jesus used when talking about the sower and how the Word of God is received in many hearts.

Thorns and weeds of worldliness can grow up and choke the Word of God and the beginnings of what He is doing in our lives. Wealth unfettered with the constraints of a generous heart and application of the Word of God can be a dangerous deception.

Materialism and the pursuit of wealth and advancement can literally choke the life out of God’s plan and out of your spiritual life. Possessions and wealth are not wrong in themselves, but when not tempered in surrender to God, they work against you.

Quick Prayer: Please protect me from worldliness. Amen.