Materialism

ObeyGC2 is not for those who only want what they can own.

One of the biggest problems in the world is that many people are only concerned about their own welfare and the welfare of those who are personally cherished by them. We’ve all heard the statistics about how there is more than enough food to feed everyone in the world but so many people are starving because of distribution issues. Yet somehow, here in the United States where I live at present, obesity is a major health problem. What’s up with that? The same could be said for just about any other resource necessary for living a healthy life. The wealthy hoard far more than they need or can reasonably use while many suffer to an extreme degree due to a chronic shortage of whatever it is. I don’t want to get into an in-depth discussion on forms of government here. I’m simply saying that a lot of these issues would improve significantly if people thought (and cared) about others. Why do we hoard what is temporary and ignore the more important matters, eternal matters of the heart?

2 Cor 4:18
18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Phil 2:3-7
3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.

5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:

6 Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
7 but made himself nothing,
taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.