Luke 12:15 – ‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.’
Greed is a sin. God’s word advises to be mindful of all kinds of greed. Greed can be the desire to have, the desire to have more, the want of what someone else has. It is an insatiable hunger and this in itself should warn us. If it cannot be satisfied, what is it worth?
Acquiring more will only result in wanting more still. Be on your guard against all kinds of greed…
Our value is not in what we possess. Our value is found in God’s love. God’s love was of the highest value for us – so much so that he gave his Son away for us. God gave the most important thing that He had so that we could have value and a relationship with Him.
In your pursuit of wealth as a Christian, do not lose focus of what is important. Wealth can do many things on this Earth; we should aspire to use it for God’s glory. Do not let it give you a false sense of value because you have acquired a lot. This will then turn into pride and greed, two incredible sins.
As you accumulate wealth, recognise it as God’s blessings. Then look for a way to pass it on and bless others. Do not value your life based on what you have acquired. Instead, focus on what you’re able to give away as a demonstration of God’s love through you.
Greed has no place in a wealthy Christian’s life. As it goes on to say in verses 21 and 22, ‘But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God.’
Wealth tip – get rid of unnecessary clutter: remove anything you haven’t made use of in 12 months and bless someone else who may be able to utilise it, by giving it away!