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The Other Meaning of Black Friday

What a strange term, Black Friday. For many it means a chance to buy stuff at reduced prices.  Merchants hope to see black numbers in their ledgers. A profit.

But it also provides an opportunity for impulsive buyers armed with credit cards and motivated by the desire to impress others to go into debt.  Today’s reading (Proverbs 10-12) addresses this.

“Better to be lowly and have a servant than to play the great man and lack bread”  Proverbs 12:9 ESV

Beware of the seductive power of pride. Don’t be found “playing the great man” on the stage of life. It can lead us down a path where our ledgers are filled with red ink and we lack bread.

[For more reflections on this passage see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days].

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