Greed guard

RE Verse reading–Luke 12:13-21, 16:19-31, James 5:1-6 (day four)  “Be on your guard against all kinds of greed”  (12:15)  It is a path to avoid.  Greed.  Some temptations must be faced head on.  This one should be avoided at the start.  Without diligence we all fall victim.  The “desire for more” (pleonektes) creeps into our souls with it’s damning logic.  “If you had more_____ (fill in the blank ) you would be happier.” “You need more!”  It isn’t true.  The most successful man, and the happiest, who ever lived had few  things we usually covet.  Life for Christ  was not dependent on money, fame, or dependable friends.  His strength and peace came from a deeper place.  It allowed Him, and would allow us, to be content.  “Godliness with contentment is great gain”  (1 Timothy 6:6)  Amazing!  Even godliness fails unless conbined with contentment.  To do so, we will need to guard our hearts against greed–all forms. The true treasure is not something, it is Someone.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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