Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”

Luke 12:15

Surely the lowborn are but a breath,
    the highborn are but a lie.
If weighed on a balance, they are nothing;
    together they are only a breath.
Do not trust in extortion
    or put vain hope in stolen goods;
though your riches increase,
    do not set your heart on them.

Psalm 62:9-10

Creator God, provider of all things, keep us from misplaced desires and from reliance on ourselves. We know you give us everything we need; help us to put all our trust in you and be on guard against greed and the desire to accumulate material goods. Show us the big picture and sort our priorities to match yours. Amen

Ethan Kirl