Why do suppose they call it Black Friday…

Why do suppose they call it Black Friday? Does someone have a prejudice against this particular Friday? Maybe it is called that for its rude, discourteous ‘free-for-all’ beginning each year. Whatever the reason it has taken on this moniker! The news last night showed people camped out in front of store fronts so as to be first in line when the Black Friday doors are opened to shopping. And now some stores have moved Friday into Thursday afternoon! Each store thinks another will have an edge if one opens before the other. The Almighty Dollar rules! The stores are looking for profit, the customers are seeking deals, the banks are carding credit, and Funds are hedging for upswing. It is called Capitalism. It is America’s faith! It is a system that feeds on greed and grows on covetousness. Ads constantly pummel one’s subconscious until even the most contented find themselves full of desires. “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain” (Psalm 127:1). Any house the Lord does not build, is a house of cards. This watchman heralds: any people that vote billfold over Bible, purse-strings over principles, Mammon over morality, finance over family and economics over ethics is a people ripe for judgment!
• Luke 12:15 And He said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.”
• Ephesians 5:3 But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; v 5 For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
I find it interesting that Paul grouped covetousness with sexual sins: fornication and uncleanness. Fornication here is sexual immorality and uncleanness describes any sin related to sexual immorality that might not be formally grouped with it. It would do each of us well to know our hearts and “take heed and beware of covetousness.” For “let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Heb 13:5).

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