Psalms 39:6 – “Surely every man walks about as a phantom; Surely they make an uproar for mothering; He amasses riches and does not know who will gather them.” (NASB)
I had an opportunity to buy some more tools - tools that I didn’t need, but wanted. Funny thing about guys and tools, it seems like we can never have enough. Then I began to think about the difference between need and want. I really didn’t need the tools. The tools I had were working fine, but… Today’s verse speaks about man walking around as a phantom, making an uproar for nothing, amassing riches and not knowing who will gather them. I couldn’t help but think that I was gathering tools that I wasn’t really going to need. I began to feel foolish and thought about how I could have used that money more wisely. Sometimes we need a wakeup call so we’re not walking around mindlessly like a phantom. We need a wakeup call that makes us think about the decisions we make. The understanding of want verses need… What do you want that you don’t really need?
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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