Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Stuff Won't Satisfy

I thought the following article form Yahoo news was pretty interesting:

Why this millennial quit his 6-figure job and gave away most of his possessions

It's amazing to the world when folks can't be satisfied with "stuff."  No one really believes that until they've been there.  From the Christian worldview this shouldn't be amazing at all.

What's ironic is the guy's friend is named Nicodemus! You won't find fulfillment in this life unless you are born again.  Contentment in this world is impossible without Christ. Furthermore, it's not that we are "born again" and then are enabled to find contentment in stuff.  Stuff won't satisfy.  We are born again and our contentment is rooted in Christ.  Perfectly? Of course not, but we fight for it.  As Augustine said "Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in You."

Read the article.  Perhaps it will come in handy as a sermon illustration sometime.

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