Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven. (Proverbs 23:4-5)
Today's Morsel: Perhaps the most common and unrecognized addiction in our culture today is greed or materialism. Many people wear themselves out trying to get more and more money so they can buy more goods and do more things. The pleasure that money buys is only temporary; it doesn't satisfy the longing of the heart. A wise person learn the secret of delayed gratification and resist the greedy impulses that bring quick and fleeting pleasure. Instead, the wise seek to have their needs met through a healthy relationship with God and others. As Paul said, Godliness with contentment is great gain (1 Timothy 6:6). The wise understand as Solomon says that riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven. If we aren't careful, materialism can sneak in and destroy us. We must learn how to possess our souls, live a balance dlifestyle, and not trust in riches. We brought nothing into this world, and it is for certain that we shall take nothing out.
Sing: He's all I need! He's all I need! Jesus, is all I need. He satisfies, my needs supplies, Jesus, is all I need!