Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: 12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

Economists have repeatedly warned that Americans have become addicted to spending and shopping, and at the same time they are crushed by debt all in an attempt to attain lifestyles beyond their means. I know I can fall into this pattern of living at times. How about you?

Doctors and nutritionists speak regularly of the rising obesity rate and the danger it represents. Educators, pastors, and child professionals have long testified that generations of over-indulged, American kids are growing up seriously lacking in discipline, direction, and conviction. Do you see this happening before our very eyes?

The common denominator here is excess. It’s become our way of life, and to put it in real talk, it’s destroying us sisters and brothers. I don’t think the question can any longer be: do we know? We must ask ourselves an even tougher question: do we care? The apostle Paul in verse 11, said that he learned to be content in all circumstances. We can take a lesson from him and really evaluate our living patterns. Have a great day, love you all!

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