It can be very tempting to look at our peers and compare notes. Do we feel a twinge of jealousy when their possessions are nicer than ours? Do we feel envious or even angry if they receive a better opportunity than us?
Our bosses may have mansions, while
many of us struggle to pay the mortgage. This world will do everything it can to make us feel like we are not enough.
But, if we let it, we will focus on things that don't last.
"Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have. God has said I will never leave you or forsake you." - Hebrews 13:5
Homes can burn down. Stocks can crash. Valuables can be stolen.
But, nothing can take away the eternal security and joy that Jesus provides.
Remember that the ultimate price was paid so you could be free from sin and the ways of the world. There is no greater possession than that!
Be glad and rejoice in the family, marriage, and good life God has bestowed upon you! These treasures have tremendous worth!