Getting Rid of Greed Will Help You Prosper

Did you know that getting rid of greed will help you prosper? 

Proverbs 28:25 says, “The greedy stir up conflict, but those who trust in the Lord will prosper.” This verse clearly implicates greed as akin to placing trust in ourselves and our possessions. Hopefully, we can all agree that self-confidence is a trap for fools. Getting rid of misplaced trust allows us to put our full confidence in the Lord as our faithful and loving Provider. It’s then we’ll experience the prosperity that God promises to those who love him. Let me explain. When greedy, we can only see the world from a selfish perspective. Every person is looked at like a prospect, or as someone who can do something for us. Every decision we make is an effort to gain an advantage in business or social standing. We’re guided by becoming more powerful, more famous, or wealthier than others.

Greed is a form of blindness. C. S. Lewis said, “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen; not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” In a similar way, when we fully trust God, we see prosperity in a brand new light. We don’t think of it as getting rich or gaining an advantage over others, but as the means to experience the fullness of life, the abundance of being a human being, the shalom of prospering in mind, body and soul. What if you emphasized getting out of greed more than getting out of debt?

And if your worldly possessions have created credit card debt, I highly recommend Christian Credit Counselors. They’ll create a debt management plan that works for you. For more information call the Crown Helpline: 800-722-1976 or visit online at crown.org/ccc.