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].