Stuff on stuff! We have spare rooms, closets, and garages full of things we will never use. If that isn't enough, some of us have storage units separate from our house that we pay for full of more stuff we never use. Why?
I simply do not understand it. We never have enough, sure; we all hear that message all the time. But I just do not understand why we keep getting more and more things. More stuff! We work hard for the money to buy more things we never use. Further, if we never use this stuff, do we even NEED it at all?
Of course not!
I don't need half the things in my garage. I have not even used a lot of it in years. I am a consumer. I am a wealthy American consumer. I work hard to get things I not only don't use, but don't even need.
All of it only clogs up the huge house and garage and storage space, and a lot of it will only sit there for years without ever being used. Yet still, its not enough. I keep wanting more things. There is always something on the want list.
Habakkuk 2 says, "Wealth is treacherous; the arrogant do not endure...like Death they never have enough."
The word 'wealth' in the Hebrew has a connotation of 'wine' to it. Consumerist wealth is like being a drunk who simply cannot have enough. Always just one more drink! Its only one more drink until you're faded out of control and begin acting like an idiot; before you become an addict who simply cannot get enough.
How arrogant am I!
Could I live a life of enough? Of need alone?
Could I sell everything I have so that I could only keep the things I use and need?