Buying stuff


Why does it take
So long
For us to learn
That buying stuff
Cannot bring
Lasting happiness?


Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven […] For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also (Matthew 6:19-21; NIV).

Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions (Luke 12:15; NRSV).

Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? (Matthew 6:25; NIV).

How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver! (Proverbs 16:16; NLT).

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