Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (8th April, 2016)

Posted: April 8, 2016 in Advice, Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Devotional, Gospel, Quiet Time, Quotes, Religion, Words Of Wisdom
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April 8, 2016

GREEDY?

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Isaiah 56:11-12

And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.
Micah 2:2
 

Greed is the excessive desire to acquire or possess more than one needs or deserves. To be greedy is to be covetous.

Greed is a negative trait that will lead to violence in your life.

Greedy people are so full of a desire for more that they are ready to kill and steal to have it. I have met Christians who are so greedy for money that they looked as though they were ready to kill to have more money.

Greed is a negative personal trait that shortens your life. Greed will get you into many difficult situations which can shorten your life. Most films depict greedy people struggling to get more money for themselves. “The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days” (Proverbs 28:16). Greed is a negative personal trait that leads to discontentment.

Greed is a negative personal trait that can lead to the loss of your life. Greed can cause you to lose your life. More! More! More! The undisciplined pursuit of more is the cause of the downfall of too many greedy people. Notice how the Scripture warns that greed can take away the life of its owner. “So are the ways of everyone that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof” (Proverbs 1:19).

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