Throughout a regular day, many advertisements remind me that I could have more stuff. I’m told that if I buy the latest gadget or fashion, then I will experience greater convenience and happiness. It’s easy to be lured by trends and then wonder if I have enough. Before I know it, I feel greedy. Greed erodes my trust in God; what I want and have may easily possess me with desires that don’t reflect Christ.
Fortunately, God’s promises are true and mightier than human weakness. When we rely on God alone, abundant mercy flows. By God’s grace, we each can be free from the power of possessions. The Good News is that God is ready to provide for our needs, allowing us to become rich in what matters most: loving relationships, peace and joy—goodness worth its cost.
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