Greed takes the very thing it promises. 8.26.11

by Aaron K.

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Greed takes the very thing it promises. 8.26.11

Such is the fate of all who are greedy for money; it robs them of life. (Proverbs 1:19 NLT)

When you grab all you can get, that’s what happens: the more you get, the less you are. Lady Wisdom (Proverbs 1:19 MSG)

Greed, the lust for more, resides in us all. The challenge is that greed tends to be evaluated, assessed and judged externally in outward appearance rather than as a disease of the heart. The desire for more, is fueled by the lie that with more comes more life, when in reality it is greeds presence in the heart that robs one of the very thing it promises more of…life. Whether it is the wealthy guy greedily coveting a new car or the poor inner city kid coveting his buddies new Air Jordan’s…both externally judged very differently but internally suffer from the same condition…greed. For both are been robbed of contentment and gratitude in life for what they have been given. Action. My sons, don’t be deceived, you are greedy, I am greedy…all humans are greedy by nature…so knowing that, work daily to remove its presence from your heart; for its simple existence in the heart curses a man’s life. Counteract greed by giving…giving not only in money, but in speech, time and action…being others focused always with everything.