The modern conveniences are what we call them, I do not know why, for some of them have been around for quite some time. Do you realize that there are individuals that have a cell phone but no running water, no indoor plumbing, two of what many would still call the modern conveniences.
If people spend their money on something they do not need, it is called wasteful, most generally, we spend what money we have in a prioritized way, food, clothing, shelter. It does little good to have shelter if you have no food. These three, with water included, are called necessities only because if you do not have them, you will die, and only the clothes and shelter are debatable.
These are the “seek ye first” items the Lord spoke of in Matthew 6:33. If you have a modicum of understanding and have been blessed by the Lord with things, you understand what is a need, and what is a want, and that verse is comprehensible to you, your needs will be supplied, not if you are good enough, not if you follow the commandments, but because you are loved. “That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” (Matt. 5:45)
There is fast approaching item called UBI, Uniform Basic Income, it is Satan’s idea of seeking first, though you will not see him coming out and saying so. The idea is to ensure that all the citizens within a country receive enough money to purchase what their governments have determined are the basic needs. The problem of course is quite simple, not everyone understands what a need is, the cell phone, the vehicle they drive, and a hundred other things seem to come before those things we first mentioned, food, clothing, and shelter. So of course, giving people money each month or even every week does not ensure that these needs will be met.
I have wondered, why not a once-a-month food allotment at the local market, a clothing allowance at a department store. The answer of course is that the love of money is the root of all evil, (1 Tim. 6:10) and our adversary understands that this type of love can be purchased. What the recipients fail to understand is that it is not love, but the next logical step to obedience, the servant always eats from his master’s table, not at it. “For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.” (Mark 14:7)
Those who have needs are generally most easily swayed, and money, especially when no effort is needed to produce it, is an excellent persuader. If it’s in the Scriptures, Satan will twist it and use it, “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.” (2 Thess. 3:10) Not anymore. The desired end result is obvious, those who would be our new masters will purchase the fealty of those they desire to serve them. The masks, vaccines, and documentation, lack of this, that and the other thing, and then “free” money to purchase whatever they want with it.
If your basic needs are being met, what are the plans you have for this free money they will offer you? The answer is quite simple, what you want.
If the nation that I live in decides to introduce this into the economy, I do not believe that I will accept it, call it a hunch if you like, but I believe there may be some sort of catch to it. “Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.” (Prov. 23:3) This is one of the verses that comes to mind, and I would caution you to contemplate doing the same. If indeed the promise is true, if we seek first the Lord and His righteousness, then my needs will be provided, and for me to think that our adversary has ever offered anything without some type of strings attached would be foolish on my part.