Let’s face it… in a wirelessly connected world, we like our gadgets (I speak from personal experience here). Guys (and by guys I mean “ME”… but I think I have company) love getting their hands on the next techie gizmo. From iphones to ipads to ipods to whatever else catches your “i”, we (I) love the next best thing.
But I don’t want to leave the non-techies and the ladies out of the fun here either. We all have our preferences… it’s just that mine tends to be gadgets. You know what yours is (shoes, a car, rims, jewelry)… come on now, admit it!
Well the guys over at Mars Hill Church in Seattle just published a fantastic article for me…er… I mean all of you, in helping to make better decisions before we go out and drop a wad of cash on the next best thing. I strongly urge you to read the whole thing here… but here are the three main questions they suggest we ask ourselves before completing the purchase:
- Is is a tool or a toy? (It’s a tool, I promise)
- What is the posture of my heart toward this thing?
- Is this a wise financial move?
In an increasingly consumeristic culture, Christians must constantly be vigilant to keep ourselves in check on how we allocate and utilize the resources God has given us.
Maybe you have a method to help you in these matters. If so, please take a moment to share it. Or… what other questions would you suggest, if any?
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