Monday, December 6, 2010

Advent Conspiracy Devotional: Monday, December 6th

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 5:10
Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.
Reflection: Nelson Rockefeller, when he was one of the wealthiest men in the world, was asked the simple question: ‘How much money is enough?’  His reply was telling: ‘A little more.’ 
            When money or material possessions – or anything other than God’s will and plan for your life is your goal or the driving force behind your life or your actions you will never be satisfied.  There will always be someone with more money.  There will always be someone with something you don’t have yet.  And even when you have it all, there will be new versions of what you already have. 
            In this season, when we so often get consumed with buying the next big thing, it is important to remember that no material gift – no matter how great, new, fancy or expensive – will ever truly satisfy us or anyone else.  The things we can buy, will not ever lead us to happiness. 

Question: What is the thing that you always want ‘a little more’ of?

How can you take the focus off of ‘how much’ this Christmas?

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