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Do I have enough?

When you drive a maroon Toyota Sienna, you see maroon Toyota Siennas. It's as if there are no other models on the road - they’re everywhere!
The past few weeks, a theme has caught my eye everywhere I gaze: podcasts, songs, books, Scripture, tweets. 
What is that theme? Generally speaking: materialism, consumerism, earthly treasures, the dangers of greed and the Christian's responsibility and privilege of caring for the poor and vulnerable.
An overlooked literary piece on this subject is Jonathan Edward's The Duty of Charity to the Poor. It is a powerful, thorough exposition of the Christian foundations for sharing bountifully with those who are materially poor. His words stung my stingy heart and he has laid out a noteworthy prophetic word for today's western church which finds itself in an increasingly materialistic landscape with a large chasm between the wealthy and the poor, the safe and the vulnerable.
This morning, as I opened to Psalm 71, I read about the chara…