Bought by the Blood

February 2, 2010

Consumption Versus Moderation

Filed under: Finances,God's Provision,Sacrifice,Stewardship — cubsfan1980 @ 11:04 am
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A goal my family made this year is to be more generous.  One of the ways we are doing that is by sponsoring a child through Compassion International. For just $38.00 a month you can provide a child with food and clean water, medical care, education opportunities, important life-skills training and a chance to hear about Jesus Christ.  We don’t naturally make sacrifices like this, but we feel like this is something God is calling us to do.

Here are some helpful insights on how our culture puts more of an emphasis on consuming instead of sacrificing.

According to a recent study done by the World Health Organization, more people now die worldwide from being overweight and obese than from being underweight. This is tough to believe especially in light of the devastating images we continue to see from Haiti, and yet it’s true – in parts of the world people continue to starve to death, and yet meanwhile we have the opposite issue.

Many of us are literally consuming ourselves to death. Consumption, maybe more than anything else, is the predominant mark of our culture. We consume everything – food, entertainment, even relationships. Rarely to we give, and even more rarely do we sacrifice.

Moderation is a thing of the past; perhaps we are entering into a day when the great sin facing the Christian is gluttony. We gorge ourselves on Twitter, pornography, and burritos. We consume indiscriminately; everything put in front of us is there for the taking.

via Consuming Ourselves to Death « Forward Progress.

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