A God Called “More”

The article below was written by David Johnson, who left this life back in May. Most of us know he was a man who was contented with very little, especially in his final years.

It is not uncommon for us to receive numerous credit card offers in the mail. It seems everyone wants our business. If we responded to all these offers, we could easily get in over our heads in debt buying stuff we don’t need and can’t afford. The next logical step is for someone else to lend us money to pay off our credit cards so we can, in turn, buy even more stuff.

Jesus cautioned people long ago with these words: “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth…You cannot serve both God and money” (Matt.6:19 & 24). Will we meditate on His words, or will we listen to the god “MORE?”

It is tempting for us to worship at the feet of this god, MORE.  He tries to tell us we are entitled to more. He tells us we don’t have enough, and that we deserve newer, bigger, better, stronger, faster things.

This god MORE is a lousy god. He is demanding, controlling and never satisfied. He wants us to enjoy heaven before we die. It is hard to hear what Jesus is saying when this god is around.

On the one hand we have the god MORE, and on the other we have the word ENOUGH. When do we have ENOUGH? The attitude of ENOUGH counts blessings and is marked with trust, contentment and acceptance. Jesus teaches us not to put the highest value on things of the earth. Our soul is more important. With this attitude it is easier to say ENOUGH to the god MORE.

– David Johnson