The more men have, the more perplexity they have with it. (Matthew Henry, 17th-18th century Bible commentator)
Henry continued, “It is the folly of most men, to mind and pursue that which is for the body and for time only, more than that for the soul and eternity.” We’re living in a time of abundance—at least in the western hemisphere. We rent storage places, because we don’t seem to know what to do with all our stuff. It is dangerous to be working only for what is temporal and passing.
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? (Mark 8:36)