Ecclesiastes 5:10 states, “He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income.” If you drink from the materialistic fountain of abundance it will be like drinking salt water. The more you drink, the thirstier you become. If you drink from this fountain you will become infected with the heart-disease of affluenza. And once you contract this debilitating disease, you will never be able to fully rid yourself of its symptoms. The following are a few of the more common symptoms of affluenza. Insatiable appetite for more things: Inability to loosen your grip on your things: Lack of clear focus on spiritual matters: Frequent aching to spend more. May I ask? Have you contracted affluenza? Think about it.
For additional thoughts on this verse, read “Do You Love the World?”