Chapter-a-Day Psalm 4

Mall_of_america Why is everyone hungry for more? "More, more," they say. "More, more."  Psalm 3:6 (TM)

I was at the Grand Temple of "More" yesterday – the Mall of America. It was Madison’s 16th Birthday trip and we took her and some friends up to the mall (Wendy and I dropped them off and grabbed the light-rail for the Metrodome where we saw the Vikings whip it up on the Lions). The girls had a great time and I was happy for Madison.

Look, I can’t throw stones when it comes to materialism. I’ve got more than I need and I’ve made a lifetime’s worth of stupid purchase decisions just because I wanted "more". But, I’ve been thinking a lot about contentment lately. The problem with "more" is that it has to be housed. It must be taken care of. It adds another thing to maintain, to wash, to fix, to worry about – only to sell it for pennies at a garage sale wondering why I wanted that so badly in the first place. Seriously, how much "more" stuff do I have that is just garage sale fodder?

David’s next line is interesting. He didn’t have much to his name out in the desert, on the run, and living in caves.

But he had joy and he slept well at night.
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Chapter-a-Day Psalm 4

Mall_of_america Why is everyone hungry for more? "More, more," they say. "More, more."  Psalm 3:6 (TM)

I was at the Grand Temple of "More" yesterday – the Mall of America. It was Madison’s 16th Birthday trip and we took her and some friends up to the mall (Wendy and I dropped them off and grabbed the light-rail for the Metrodome where we saw the Vikings whip it up on the Lions). The girls had a great time and I was happy for Madison.

Look, I can’t throw stones when it comes to materialism. I’ve got more than I need and I’ve made a lifetime’s worth of stupid purchase decisions just because I wanted "more". But, I’ve been thinking a lot about contentment lately. The problem with "more" is that it has to be housed. It must be taken care of. It adds another thing to maintain, to wash, to fix, to worry about – only to sell it for pennies at a garage sale wondering why I wanted that so badly in the first place. Seriously, how much "more" stuff do I have that is just garage sale fodder?

David’s next line is interesting. He didn’t have much to his name out in the desert, on the run, and living in caves.

But he had joy and he slept well at night.
_______________
Join the conversation! What verse in today’s chapter meant something to you? Email subscribers can click on the title of this post and you’ll be taken to a "permalink" of the blog post. Once there, you can scroll down and submit a comment. Feel free to share what you got out of today’s chapter! If you’re viewing this on the blog-site, simply click on the "comments" link at the bottom of the post. Share your own thoughts!

Creative Commons photo courtesy of Flickr and sylar_major.

One thought on “Chapter-a-Day Psalm 4”

  1. 6 I have God’s more-than-enough,
    More joy in one ordinary day
    7-8 Than they get in all their shopping sprees.
    Materialism is always prevalent this time of year. Psalms references Christmas here! I hope and pray that we can remember the true reason for Christmas this year and not get caught up in the shopping.

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