Then He said to them, "Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions."
Stop and think about what's important to you!
I think you will agree that there is sometimes a difference between what is important to me and what is really important. I can get so caught up in something that its demands become urgent and begin to squeeze out the really important things in life.
"Not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions," Jesus said. He knew our tendency to lose sight of the important because of the urgent.
Satan wants to keep you focused on the urgent. He would like nothing better than for you to be always rushing to the next thing. Yet, nothing could be worse for your spiritual life than to be too busy to stop and think about your life.
When you take time to evaluate what is really important in life and then take stock of your life against those values, you are able to put the first things first. Your life becomes balanced—with God's balance, not the world's crazed rush. Consider today: where do you need to be "on your guard"?