Habakuk 2: 4 Look at the proud! Their spirit is not right in them, but the righteous live by their faith. 5 Moreover, wealth is treacherous; the arrogant do not endure. They open their throats wide as Sheol; like Death they never have enough.
My family and I are moving this week to a home we bought about 15 minutes from our current home. (If you’re in D/FW and have some time Friday morning to give us a hand that would be great!) Moving is a drag. Yet there is one good thing – purging of our stuff. It’s incredible how much stuff we accumulate over the years. It’s so bad with us that we have a storage unit to keep the overflow. Ridiculous.
So v.5 above spoke to me today, “like death they never have enough”. I don’t consider myself “arrogant”, but there’s no question we have too much stuff. Accumulating things can get out of control. More. More. More. It never seems to be enough. This morning I’m reflecting on my relationship to “things”.
Lord, I’m grateful for the material things you’ve blessed me with. I truly am. Give me grace to avoid the trap of “more”, for it is pernicious – an appetite that can never really be satisfied. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.