Something you need to know …
In the fifth century, a man named Arenius made the decision to live a holy life. So he abandoned the comforts of Egyptian society to follow an austere lifestyle in the desert. Occasionally, Arenius would visit the great city of Alexandria, where he would spend his time wandering through its bazaars. When asked why he spent his time there, he explained that his heart rejoiced at the sight of all the things he didn’t need.
Whether or not you agree with his lifestyle, Arenius knew what he needed and what he didn’t need.
Arenius could walk through a marketplace and rejoice in not having any need for what surrounded him. In stark contrast, we walk through malls and superstores desiring what fills the shelves and thinking of how badly we “need” such things.
Do you really?
What are your needs? How does the desire for things other than needs affect your life?
“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need,” Matthew 6:33.