Man looking out over the ocean

It is easy to get caught up in accumulating wealth and possessions in this life. We see people around us who are prosperous and have many of the things that we would like to have. So we are tempted to pursue those things. There is nothing wrong with possessing some of this world’s goods; but if that is our aim, we will be as unfruitful as the thorny ground in the parable of the sower. The “worries and riches and pleasures of this life” (Luke 8:13) will choke out the word and leave us in a sad condition before the Lord.
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