The Brazilian economy has grown, providing its citizens with greater buying power and access to technology and life options. It is good to have such options, but we need to have a vision of reducing life to its essentials, just as King David did, when he asked for a single thing.

I have asked the LORD for one thing –
this is what I desire!
I want to live in the LORD’s house all the days of my life,
so I can gaze at the splendor of the LORD
and contemplate in his temple.
Psalm 27.4 NET

The essential is being in God’s presence. Nothing else matters. David’s circumstances were not favorable, surrounded as he was by enemies. But he did not let himself be intimidated. “I do not fear,” he affirms in this same psalm.

Indeed, he did not fear. Because he knew how to reduce life to its essentials.

Do you?

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