“I don not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things.” – Franz Kafka
I am amazed, yet not shocked, that so many in the world are in love with stuff. Not only stuff, but the money that buys stuff! There are so many who think, “if I could just have ______ I would be happy, content, and fulfilled.” Only after they have that, they then want _______, and then ______!
What shocks me is that so many Christians adhere to this mentality! Trapped in a state where contentment cannot be found... so many followers of Christ have the mistaken thinking that more stuff = more happiness.
Solomon easily debunks this for us. He was wealthier than any of us ever will be and he couldn’t find happiness in all his richness!
All you have to do is observe those who get “everything” ... the suicide and antidepressant rates skyrocket among the rich and famous.
How many times have we heard of someone who “had it all” ending their life? Why do professional athletes, actors, musicians, and politicians turn to drugs, alcohol, sexual promiscuity, and anything else to numb the emptiness of their lives? Could it be that millions truly cannot buy happiness?
You may think that a little more money would make you happier, but the truth is that NO AMOUNT of money will ever bring you joy. The Bible still teaches that Godliness with contentment is great gain. Be happy with what God has given you, thank Him for it, and find fulfillment in Him.
Jesus calls you to a more meaningful existence... contentment in HIM. Remember, “love not this world, neither the THINGS that are in the world...”.
Daily Scripture Reading
“Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:”