Just because you are poor, does not mean you are NOT materialistic. Just because you are rich, does not mean you ARE materialistic.
You will never see a hearse pulling a u-haul trailer of stuff behind it.
Understanding what is precious in this life can make a big difference in how one looks at this life.
Money is the main competitor with God for #1 and the first commandment ‘no other gods before me.’
Mammon or money competes with God because it is a ‘who will you trust?’ issue.
“We put on our money ‘in God we trust’, but it’s against the law to pray in school.” Larry Norman
When you know God, God becomes more important to you and people become more important to you.
Being born again means God and people are important, are 1 and 2, and more important than anything else in life.
From the Bible and the words of Jesus you need to be born again, which causes you to love God and love others; to enter into God’s rest in heaven.
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