Do you consider yourself to be greedy?
Most people don’t get up in the morning and say, “I’m going to indulge myself today.” No, this kind of attitude is deceitfully subtle. An indulgence is almost always rationalized as being a need. Consider how many expensive pieces of exercise equipment have been purchased with the best of intentions, only to be relegated to a closet or basement, unused and forgotten. Yet, while we go to sleep disturbed over whether to buy a Hydro rowing machine or Peloton treadmill, over half the world’s children go to bed cold or hungry.
Greed is evident all around us, from bigger homes to flashier cars, to fancy shoes and iPhones. It’s a mindset of “I want more. I want the best. I’ll not be satisfied with anything less.” Greed can separate families – and friends. It breeds dishonesty and guilt. If you constantly seek to indulge whimsical desires, the result will be frustration and bondage. You’ll never be satisfied with the things of this world. Jesus warned us, ““Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”” (Luke 12:15) To control greed, think before buying something. Identify the need for it, allocate the money for it, and find the best deal. God often allows us to have more than our basic necessities. Just leave the door open for Him to bless you. If you run ahead of Him, you’ll miss his very best.
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