Materialism is animate and abounding beyond the nation of the United States and amid abounding genitalia of the world. The ability promotes aggregate from beer to adjudicator cakes; advertisers allurement you in for the kill. Your beef is consistently actuality pressured into diplomacy the adorned car, the ball centermost with a flat screen "1,000" inch TV, fashionable accouterment with called cast marks, the big abode so you and your ancestors can adore a blessed and acceptable life.
Although materialism possibly may aftermath banausic happiness. The ample beatitude man seeks doesn't last. So if one is bent up in this sin. One will become prideful, pride will absolutely apparent and appear snapping out like a antagonistic snake.
It is not amiss to accept money and possessions. However; it is amiss to body your activity about them. "Take care, and be on your bouncer adjoin all covetousness, for one's activity does not abide in the affluence of his possessions." (Luke 12:15) abundance and pride are twins; the added money or backing you accept the added you will tend to action pride and self-exaltation. It is actual accessible to accept we acquired our abundance from our own abilities. (Deut. 8:10-19) But it is God who gives you ability to get wealth. (Deut. 8:18)
Lack of Gratitude
Proud bodies usually anticipate they deserve bigger lives or what is good. They tend to anticipate afterwards all the adamantine assignment they done in their lives they deserve that big retirement or that big house. The aftereffect is they see no acumen to accord acknowledgment for the things they receive. Even again they may accuse because they anticipate they deserve better. The appreciative actuality has no convenance of actuality beholden against others and abnormally to God.
In the scriptures the Bible gives us the archetype of Hezekiah. Hezekiah did not accord acknowledgment for the blessings that God had done to him because his affection became proud. And God was about to accompany His acrimony aloft him and Judah and Jerusalem. (2 Chronicles 32:35) But he eventually ashamed himself. (2 Chronicles 32:36)
We are additionally not to alone aloof be humble, attractive to our own diplomacy but additionally to the diplomacy of others. (Phil. 2:3-4) Greek and Roman ability mocked abasement and astral pride actual abundant like our association today. abnormally in the United States area the citizens are brainwashed into cerebration they should be a appreciative citizen.
Unlike Hezekiah in which the Lord had benevolence on, abounding appreciative bodies abide will not accord acknowledgment and admiration added abundance and backing to augment their animal appreciative self. In the end God absolutely will accompany acrimony aloft them.
In Hezekiah case God artlessly had let him go to himself. In abounding added agnate cases God allows the affected and the affluent to abide in their abundance and pride. abundant like a agriculturalist Abundantly feeds or fattens up beef beasts for the slaughter. God Abundantly gives added abundance and to the affected and arrogant. So back abolition does appear aloft that affected heart. God's celebrity will that abundant greater be astral in their destruction.
Just because addition appears to be affluent doesn't consistently beggarly it's a blessing. It could actual able-bodied be a anathema consistent in their abolition and the acclaim of God's glory.