“Thanksgiving offers tradition, family, and contentment; Black Friday offers smart phones at drastically reduced prices. In America, we all know who wins that battle. So Black Friday, like a black hole, violently expanded; it absorbed the light that surrounded it and sucked everything into its terrifying abyss, where all substance is torn to shreds and obliterated.

Black Friday could not be contained to a mere 24 hours. It is Consumerism. It wants more. It always wants more. Nothing is sacred to it; nothing is valuable. So, now, Black Friday has eaten Thanksgiving alive. Thanksgiving let out a desperate cry as Black Friday devoured its soul, but we barely noticed. It’s hard to hear anything when you’re wrestling 4000 other people for ‘buy one get one free’ cargo shorts at Old Navy.” – Matt Walsh

“What will the next four days say about who you are? Are you a coveter? Are you moved by Greed? Or are you thankful for what you have?

Please do not misunderstand me, there is nothing wrong with shopping this weekend. I bought a stove and microwave a few weeks ago and still go the Black Friday specials. I am not saying “don’t spend money.” But what I am asking is that you use this weekend as an opportunity to evaluate your heart.

WHY do you spend?

Answering that question honestly might just expose some things in your heart you won’t want to know. As James, the brother of our Lord, says . . .

“Know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God!” (James 4:4)

What does your desire for more say about your desire for God?”
– Thad Bergmeier

“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” [Phil 4:11]


  1. There is many a Christian who is caught in the snare of the world, then excusing it as ‘blessing’, or something they’ve earned through hard work. How Satan deceives!

    “”What, all this, and Jesus Christ too?” said a poor cottager as she broke a piece of bread and filled a glass with cold water. Whereas a man may be ever so wealthy, but if he be discontented his cup cannot run over; it is cracked and leaks. Content is the philosopher’s stone which turns all it touches into gold; happy is he who has found it. ” C.H. Spurgeon -exposition of Psalm 23, verse 5, treasury of David

  2. Thursday is Thanks-GIVING and Friday is Thanks-GETTING – I’ve read in the Bible that prosperity is sometimes God’s judgment – His word tells us “He gave them their heart’s desires but sent leanness into their soul” Psalm 106:15.

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