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Greed: the millstone that will keep one weighed down and bounded to this world…

September 1, 2011

So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain;

      It takes away the life of its owners

Proverbs 1

When we become greedy for the things of this world we become their slaves..  Especially in this day and age when purchasing on Credit is easy.. Many are living and spending beyond their means in a world that has mixed up  what is necessary to survive with the luxuries of this world.. so much so that many believe that they need what the world is offering..  Then as one builds up the material possessions in their life they eventually become infatuated having the newest and the best..  This leads one to purchase products that one cannot afford and soon they are working to pay off what they have instead of working for their needs and the needs of others.  Thus they become in love with what the world  has to offer and become entrapped as slaves to their belongings as they strive to work to pay them off  instead of what the Lord’s  promises to provide us with  our every need as we see in Matthew 6

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.  But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

When one continues to build up their material possessions and desire to have more or the best than one’s life becomes a love affair with the world and possessions it has to offer instead of Our heavenly Father and  Our Lord and Saviour Jesus and what they desire to give us. Let us not forget what  Jesus stated in Matthew 16

“For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? ” 

There is no gain in the profits of this world if you have to lose the Eternal Life that the Lord is offering..  For the world will tempt you with it delicacies  yet many of these delicacies are not spiritually healthy for one to even entertain the desire for.. Greed is the millstone that will keep one weighed down and bounded to this world…

Lord please open my heart and mind to what you have to offer and close every part of me it to the world’s delicacies that lead unto death.. Continue to remind me to seek the Kingdom of God and that all that I need will be added unto me..  In Jesus name I pray amen…

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