getting rid of one, more attacking

I recently paid off a student loan. Since then, I have received even more offers for ways to spend my extra money (presumably the monthly payment I no longer have to make). Even the letter from my loan carrier quickly went through “Congratulations! Keep this document for your records of paying off a loan.” to get to “We offer a wide-variety of other loans to meet all your needs!”

All that reminds me too much of this passage – Jesus speaking (Matthew 12:43-45):

“When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation.”

(EDIT: I wrote this and saved it several days ago. I’ve been very sick with the flu. Please pray I get better and that I haven’t made anyone else sick. So far, Joe’s healthy and he’s been so sweet taking care of everything I need / want.)

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