I thought it would be great to take one week and share some devotions from evangelist Harold Vaughn. He was a blessing to our church recently and I would love for you to get to read some of his comments.
BIBLE READING: LUKE 12
The question was asked of a rich man: “so what does it take to satisfy you?” The rich man replied, “just a little bit more.” His response leads us to consider the subject of covetousness which is basically an uncontrolled desire for more.
Jesus offered a warning regarding covetousness. In Luke 12 verse 15 He said, “take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” There is certainly nothing wrong with having a possession, but when having more things becomes an obsession, we are in trouble. In first Timothy six verse nine Paul said, “they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts.” Paul was explaining that the desire for money will take you in, the deception of money will take you away, and the distraction of money will take you down. Money is an important thing to have as long as you control it, but you must never let it control you. Interestingly enough, the love of money spoken of in verse 10 can be a problem when you have five dollars in your wallet or 5 million in the bank. It is not an issue of your bank balance, but your attitude.
Our modern society has come to believe that the more money you have, the more you can buy, and the more you can buy, the more you can have, and the more you can have, the more you can do, and the more you can do, the happier you will be.
For this reason, there are many who are driven by an uncontrolled desire for money and more money. Sadly, they fail to realize that the greatest things in life are the things that money cannot buy. When it comes to money, never allow yourself to get caught in the trap of seeking “just a little bit more”. You may not get out of that trap.
– Harold Vaughn
– Tom Palmer