Don’t Be Duped

If we have food and clothing,
we will be content with that.
       —1 Timothy 6:8

A big-city magazine recently had 266 ads in a single issue. Ten of them plugged vehicles. Thirty-one advertised residential property and furnishings. Forty-four promoted a variety of things: vacation packages, entertainment, conventions, hotels, banks. And a whopping 181 pitched food, drink, clothes, jewelry, cosmetics, hair care, fragrances, and … yep, plastic surgery.

We are bombarded by commercials and ads cleverly contrived to whet our appetite for more and more stuff. Don’t be duped.

We brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it (1 Tim. 6:7).

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God (1 Tim. 6:17).

Things that count most are
things that can’t be counted.

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