Matthew 6:19-24 (NIV)
19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
In today’s consuming society, more and more technology products are dropping in price and the large companies are spending large marketing dollars on why you should upgrade. Storage companies continue to grow and make money and new services such as junk removal services are on the rise. We live in a society where products are more or less disposable and dispensable. We replace items and store it in the garage or basement, waiting for an opportune time to sell it at a yard sale or to pass it on.
The Bible doesn’t say it is wrong to buy or upgrade something nice for your home or car if you have the money for it. It all comes down to what our priorities are in life. If we live our lives to satisfy the need to keep up with the Joneses or to accumulate to have the best for ourselves, then we will be missing the purpose that God wants in our lives. This life is temporary and everything that we buy and accumulate is also temporary. Serving God will provide true treasure in our lives, as salvation is eternal and cannot be stolen or taken away from us.