STOP AND THINK – Keep a wide gulf between yourself and your possessions. It will spare you many heartaches. (Herbert Vander Lugt, author and Bible commentator)

Some people seem to live for their stuff—the more they have, the happier they think they’ll be. Think of the hoarders you see on television. Possessions—no matter what their inherent value—have overtaken their homes, even their lives, it seems. Whether we hoard or not, let’s recognize that we are more than what we own. Use what you have, but don’t live for it.

Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun (Ecclesiastes 2:11).