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The theology of stuff

“for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world.” (1 Timothy 6:7, ESV)

Stuff, stuff, stuff.

It’s what we stress over, it’s what we strive for.

Stuff is what excites us and stuff is what we talk about.

We study for decades in the pursuit of stuff. We get certifications and specializations for the sake of stuff.

Stuff makes us jealous and stuff makes us proud.

Stuff gives us something to aspire to.

Yet, we don’t get to keep any of our stuff.

While our souls live on, all our stuff has an expiration date.

In eternity, we only get to keep what we have in Christ. All the stuff shrivels up at eternity’s doorway.

So why do we devote our lives to the expiring stuff of this world?

Let’s live today for the treasures we get to keep.


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