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Ephesians 4:19

THE INWARD LIFE OF A STEWARD
Viewing and Handling Possessions

Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.

Ephesians 4:19 is a troubling verse about unbelievers which might apply to us, “Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more (NIV, 1984).” It is that last phrase that is troubling – “a continual lust for more.” In our materialistic society that is obsessed with things, could we also be guilty of having “a continual lust for more” – the latest technology, a newer car, more clothes, more money? You get my point. If we find ourselves never quite content with what we have and always looking to have more, we may be on the slippery slope of materialism that will lead us to no good end. Hebrews 13:5 says, “Be content with what you have (NIV).” Are you? Think about it.