Luke 12:15 Then He said to them, “Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.”
We live in a village that is teaching our kids to be unhappy. This village keeps telling you and me that we should not be happy with what we have. We need more. We need better. We need it NOW! Any good parent will try to teach their kids about avoiding greed and being selfish. Sometimes as parents, you have made the same mistake as me. Sometimes I have not been content with the way my meal was fixed. Sometimes I have been ungrateful about my car, my house, my clothes, my… You can fill in the blank. The world is teaching us to not be happy with what we have.
Paul tells us that he “learned” to be content. We need to learn and teach our kids to be content. We need to teach them that it is okay that they don’t have what other kids have. They need to know that it is okay to not have the best or newest toy. We need to teach our kids that they should be content with what we have. Therefore, we need to be content.
Life does NOT consist of the things we posses. Jesus will say it is not in the abundance of things we posses. Having more is not better. Having more does not make you have a better relationship with Jesus. Sometimes it is the opposite. Be on your guard against every form of greed.