We live in a culture that celebrates excess. Whether it’s cars, jewels or even kitchen sinks, we’re told that success in life is measured by how much stuff we own. And that pursuit of more stuff leads many into a lifestyle of deeper and deeper debt.
Mark Driscoll, pastor of the Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington, makes the case that the problem runs much deeper. Debt is a symptom of a covetous heart. So, instead of just guarding against a financial shortfall, many folks need to guard their hearts—keeping their eyes on their heavenly Father instead of trusting in their possessions.