We have already laid the foundation for the way Satan works to rob Christians of their faith through materialism. Satan is crafty and knows his craft well.
Scripture warns us “do not love the world, or the things of the world” (1 Jn. 2:15).
We are told “set your mind on things above, not on things of this earth” (Col. 3:2).
We know what the Bible teaches, but how can leaders prevent Satan’s materialistic attacks?
1) Set a better example. We cannot preach about materialism and succumb to the temptation in the houses we live in, types of cars we drive, vacations we take, clothes we wear, food we eat, etc.
2) We must not justify our failures. It is easy to justify our actions and condemn others. We need to acknowledge our mistakes and make correction.
3) Evaluate our priorities. How do we feel about lending our “stuff” to others? An honest answer to this question will reveal much about the hold of materialism in our life.
If we will begin here, an accurate self-assessment will help us rise up to guard others.