What is life for? – Luke 12:15 | 2-minute meditation


Are we satisfied? In Luke 12:15, Jesus warns of materialism and envy.

Luke 12:15
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In Luke 12, verse 15, we see some of the wisdom of Jesus: And he said to them, "Take care and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."

Now we know that to be true, don’t we? We know at an intellectual level that we aren’t going to be satisfied with stuff and with money.

Even so, there’s something within us that desires to acquire, to gather more, because in it we find some safety, we find some status, we find reassurance and comfort. And Jesus says, be careful, because this longing for more, this desiring what other people have is not good for us. Life doesn’t consist in it.

What then does life consist in? Life consists in righteousness. And righteousness isn’t just doing the right thing. Righteousness is being righteous in our relationships. In our relationship with God and in our relationships with those around us. This is what life consists in. We were made for relationship.

There’s a long running study in America that is discovering what we should have known all along, that having good social connections is one of the strongest indicators of a long life. We are made to be in relationship, to have working functional relationships that glorify God. He demonstrates the perfect relationship in the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in perfect union.

Lord God, please help us to remember that what you want for us is to be in good relationship with you and in good relationship with those you put in our lives. Thank you, Lord. Amen.

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