Bigger Barns = Bigger Storage Space?
I talked to a friend this weekend who with his wife was going to empty a storage building. They were tired of paying rent for stuff.
38 BILLION is spent yearly on storage for stuff.
6.5 square feet for each person in America.
(Sounds about the size of a grave.) .
Stuff is killing us. Not because it falls on us, but because we are in pursuit of ever more stuff. We don’t use most of what we have, and yet we are constantly buying more stuff.
People are working overtime,
spending on credit
paying outrageous interest rates
that creates stress and harm to our hearts, homes and minds.
Thanks to Amazon, eBay, Etsy, and every other outlet at our fingertips, we are as a people buying more and more stuff.
Materialism is a snare to humanity.
“neither is his eye satisfied with (more stuff) riches.”
I wonder in the world of “Holiness” people, is there any separation between the heathen and the saint?
Do we commit the sin of the rich man who kept building bigger barns with our never-ending spending our lives, minds, and money on disposable and fleeting satisfaction in another amazing box on the porch?
Listen to the Words of Jesus.
16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
22 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.
deliver us from the spirit of the never-ending desire for more stuff.
Please don’t read this as a judgment against others, of prime delivery sinners I am chief.
This was inspired by this post on Facebook.