Man, never seems to have enough. He never seems to be satisfied with the things he has. He always has to have more. If he has a house he wants a bigger one; if he has money he wants to make more; if he has toys he desires bigger and better toys, to the degree that God is the furthest thing from his mind and his pursuit is for more stuff.
I personally don’t have a problem with having stuff, but when stuff has you to the degree that you can’t serve God; then you have too much stuff. King Solomon said it so eloquently in (Prov. 27:20) when he said “Hell and destruction are never full: So the eyes of man are never satisfied.” Thus, if Christ is not in a man’s life; if Christ is not enough for man, then all that his eyes can see, whether he can afford it or not, it’s his desire to have it; and the truth is that the desire to have something can be just as dangerous as having it if God didn’t ordain you to have it.
King Solomon has certainly showed us what it was like to have everything a man could ever wish for and still not be satisfied. He had it all, he done it all and probably seen it all in his lifetime, but at the end of the day he said it was all vanity and vexation of spirit. After he got through playing with all of his toys, his women, and experiencing all that life could offer he concluded “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man (Eccl. 12:13).” Thus, as I said earlier, I don’t have a problem with the stuff, but don’t let the stuff or attaining the stuff become such a distraction that it gets in the way of your relationship with God because when you stand before God the stuff won’t matter.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason