Daily Bread for Tomorrow

Daily Bread

Mon. Oct 23, 2017

Rom 4:20-25; Lk 12:13-21

One’s life does not consist of possessions. We live in a culture that views wants as immediate needs. Expectations continually rise for what we think is required for a decent standard of living. We excuse our greediness as merely acquiring the necessities of modern living or reaping the just rewards for our hard work. We fail to see this obsession and competition as self-indulgence, allowing us to label our materialism as blessings. While we’re richly blessed, it isn’t through the material goods we amass. Suggesting otherwise implies that those in poverty and want lack the Lord’s goodness and protection. This mindset devalues inherent human dignity. When we put possessions before people, we truly become poor in what matters most to God. Bless us abundantly in your ways, Lord.