"Does it make you a king to have more and more cedar? Did not your father have food and drink?
Jeremiah was addressing Jehoahaz king of Judah. But his words are for us too. Ours is an era of sodden materialism. It is easy to imbibe the wisdom of the age which invites us to invest in things rather than sacred realities. The trouble with things and stuff is that they do not satisfy; one always wants more cedar. To seek first that which is good and right and just is the proper order. Material necessities such as food and drink will follow. The all will be well.