Then He (Jesus) said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” (Luke 12:15, NIV)
Some people love to shop. They have a perpetual desire to buy, buy, buy. The craze to find the latest and best deal is worldwide. There are huge shopping centers in China, Saudi Arabia, Canada, the Philippines, the United States, and all around the world. A rise in store purchases and online buying show that shopping is a global phenomenon.
Shopping can be fun, and even relaxing, to some people. There’s nothing wrong with trying to find a good deal and to enjoy the things God has given us. But when we become preoccupied with obtaining material goods, we lose focus.
Jesus challenged His listeners with these words: “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed…
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