daily devotional

An Endless Litany

Read Proverbs 12:14

While we think we may be immune to the endless litany of television commercials, newspaper ads, our friends' gadgets and gizmos, the constant admonition to spend, spend, spend, we Christians need to be alert to how Satan tempts us with the temporal. 

I'll mention a few ways to avoid the magnetism of the cash register or the credit card. 

Doctrinal danger...substituting the temporal for the eternal.

Personal danger...trying to impress instead of imparting the Word.

Economical danger...spending more than you have. 

Psychological danger...believing your purchase will make things "all right."

Make Hebrews 12:3 your aim: "Consider Him...so that you may not grow weary and lose heart."

Excerpted from Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom for the Way (Nashville: J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001). Copyright © 2001 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.