I don't fully agree with those who rail against material things and say that owning stuff is inherently evil. And I have to admit that I'm a consumer - often tempted to pad my pile of treasures with items I think I need. But I do recognize that one of the dangers of owning a lot of stuff is that it can lead one to spiritual loss. The more we have and the more we feel as if we have all we need, the more prone we are to forget our need for God and even our desire for Him. Yet, ironically, everything we have comes ultimately from God, who "gives us richly all things to enjoy" (1Tim. 6:17)