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Today’s devotion, in my humble view, has much meaning for God’s people. Life is more than stuff.  It is good to have stuff: a nice home, clothes and other material possessions. They are all gifts from God. Countless people are without many of these things. However, life is more than stuff. This is clear. We brought nothing into this world with us, and we will surely take nothing when we leave. I have said to the congregation, When the Lord calls me home, the suits and ties and other possessions will not go with me. Our earthly possessions, no matter what they are, will be left behind. However, the beauty of life is that God has given us eternal life as well as the blessing of leaving a good name that will last longer than stuff. Do not spend all your life trying to accumulate stuff. Seek a relationship with God. Luke 12:22 is our scriptural reference today.

“Then, turning to His disciples, Jesus said, ‘That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food to eat or enough clothes to wear.’”

Jesus, the Master Teacher, speaks to the disciples about the importance of trusting God. In this chapter, He shares a parable of the Rich Fool who laid up riches and built barns and ate, drank and was merry. That is all he had to show for his life. When his soul was required, he had nothing to show. Jesus speaks of not worrying about anything and that true security was found in Him. Worrying about things shows a lack of trust in God. The Master says that life is far more than that. Most of us know the story, but unfortunately, many still spend their lives accumulating things and stuff. Our soul is important. I pray that somehow, in these feeble words of mine, that you place your priority with God first and that your life is not spent continually seeking more stuff. Only what we do for Christ, will last.