Posted by: SandreS | June 15, 2009

Possessions

And He said unto them, “Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth” (Luke 12:15).

Our Lord Jesus Christ quickly got to the bottom of things here.

What is it that really counts in a man’s life? What is the true measure of a man? What is a man’s life truly made up of?

The answer to all these questions is not to be found in his possessions. The men with the most toys in the end are not necessarily the winners – “for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.”

Our Lord warned against covetousness. This is because possessions are not what life is about – not even anywhere close – and the ironic thing about possessions is that they can have a way of possessing us.

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
Bible Student’s Notebook

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