It’s Just Stuff

Posted on February 1, 2024 by Elizabeth Welte in Freedom Fighters

“A tent, a cottage or a castle, why should I care. I’m a child of the one true King.” – Harriet E. Buell


Remember the crash of 2008, when mortgage companies and real estate agents were doing their best to sell houses to people that just couldn’t afford in the years before! They made it sound so great. Why buy a 2,000 square foot home when we can get you into a 2,500 square foot home. Take out a 30-year mortgage with a balloon payment so it won’t be too much. People’s eyes light up like the Rockefeller Christmas tree as how could this be so good. Guess what? If it sounds too good to be true…you know the rest.


Isaiah 55:2 states, “Why spend money on what is not bread, and labor on what does not satisfy?”


How is it that we, the consumers, will always want what we shouldn’t have? It’s good to have a nice home, a newer car, the latest IPhone or big screen TV. But at what cost? Too many of us, and we all know one or a dozen of them, have tried to keep up with the Jones’ at any cost. Bankruptcies are at an all-time high, school loans are in default, cars are being repossessed and people are losing their homes. The bible gives us clear instructions on how we should handle God’s money…yes, God’s money. Everything that we have comes from the Father. The blessing of our jobs, our positions, and anything else we are the caretakers of till we go home. So what happens to it? Sure, we would love to leave things to the next generation. But at what cost?


“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasures are, there your heart will be also.” – Matthew 6:19-21


Are we doing right by our family and by God at the same time? It’s a juggling act that all of us have faced at one time or another. Don’t be fooled into the scams that you always need a bigger or better this or that.


Colossians 2: 3-4 states “In whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine sounding arguments.”


Next time someone tries to sweet talk you into something you really don’t need, stop and ask God’s opinion first!


Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.


Written by Robert Breault: Robert was blessed to work 8 years in the Keswick Raws kitchen and is now retired, well, almost. He’s a loving husband to Shirley, a wicked stepfather to Shirley’s three “Angels”/children, and a doting Pop-Pop to their two grandchildren, Charlotte and Max. But most important, he is a child of the one true King!

Think About This: “God does not require that we be successful only that we be faithful.” ― Mother Teresa

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This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us.” – John 4:18-19

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