GREED- A DEADLY VICE (1 TIMOTHY 6: 6-10).

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1Tim 6:6-10 – In reality, religion is a treasure if we are content with what we have. We brought nothing into the world and we will leave it with nothing. Let us then be content with having food and clothing. Those who strive to be rich fall into temptations and snares. A lot of foolish and harmful ambitions plunge them into ruin and destruction, Indeed, the love of money is the root of every evil, and in their greed some have wandered away from their faith bringing on themselves afflictions of every kind.

Greed is a selfish or excessive desire for more than what is needed or deserved, especially of money, wealth, food or other possessions.
Greed comes as a result of not being content with what we have, selfishness and jealousy about other people’s possession. It is a deadly vice that eats deeply into man and bring afflictions.

As Christians, contentment is ultimate. If everyone is content with what they have, politicians won’t be looting money which belongs to the poor masses, brothers won’t be killing brothers, countries won’t be fighting countries, people won’t be dying because of land dispute cases. In your own little corner, in your place of work and business, in your leadership positions, how many times have you desired an extra tip from the poor masses to perform the duty you are being paid for out of your own selfish desires?

In Joshua 6, the Bible talked about Achan, who out of greed, took some possessions in a country the Lord commanded them not to, not only did some of the isrealites armies lose their lives, Achan’s lineage and properties was wiped out from the face of the earth. The Lord promised the isrealites that they won’t lack anything, but Achan’s lacked contentment.

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The Lord has given us everything we need to be contented with, we brought nothing to this world and we shall leave with nothing. Vanity upon vanity, all is vanity. Do not let evil ambitions push you to destruction. Be contented always, no matter the little you have. Our God is the greatest provider of our needs.

SHALOM!