STUFF!








Americans accumulate a ton of stuff.  We spend an inordinate amount of time working to buy stuff, shopping for stuff on line or at the mall, deciding where to put the stuff then searching for someone to come and pick-up the stuff after storing the stuff in our attic and garage for years.  We cycle through stuff in warp speed.  Stuff goes out of style, stops working, no longer interest us or we just want to replace it with other stuff.  A majority of our waking hours consists of managing, organizing or thinking about our stuff.  When assessing how much we get back from stuff compared to what we put in, it is fleeting, fruitless and finite.  Our stuff is giving us all a raw deal.
Matthew 6:19-21
19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust[a] destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Invest in the stuff that lasts forever.  Micah 6:8 says, He has told you, O Man what is good and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice and to love kindness and to walk humbly with you God?  Start investing in people.  Do right by others.    Spend more time loving others.  Be creative, search for ways to make someone else’s day brighter.  Admit your frailty and acknowledge God as sovereign then go out and live like He is.  Eventually, the clutter of stuff in your attic and garage will dwindle away because your real stuff will be stored and awaiting you in heaven.


 

 





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