Exchange "Things" for Freedom!
The love of the material possessions that we grasp and guard, even to the destruction of God-given relationships, is the source of many of our conflicts. God knows that when we have an abundance of material wealth, the tendency to stray from Him is greater. Therefore, when “things” become idols, He arranges circumstances to free us from their grasp. When we expect from things what only God can give, such as security, joy, and freedom, we turn things into idols.