Today's devotion is based on Luke 12:15, "Then [Jesus] said to them, "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions."
I worked hard, as you have, to accumulate a home, cars, and a retirement account, hoping that these things would provide me some safety. But too often, I am just as worried about tomorrow as those who have little.
Jesus warns us that these things are all temporary and cannot satisfy. My life is not contained in any of these things. Greed may call out to me and tell me to accumulate more possessions and to find my joy and purpose in all that money can buy. Jesus calls to us and tells us to "watch out" as our life does not have meaning in earthly things but only in what Jesus can give. Only Jesus provides real hope to our problems, purpose in this life, and peace for tomorrow.
Please pray with me: Merciful Lord, keep me from the trap of believing my life is valued by the things I have in this world, and teach me to always find my value and purpose in you. Amen