Beward of Every Kind of Greed

Beward of Every Kind of Greed

We believer’s know Christ and know in theory the completely transitory nature of all our worldly goods and the express command from Christ not to focus our energies on amassing possessions in this life, but rather to focus on accumulating an ever-growing treasure in heaven. For all that, we nevertheless for the most part act exactly like the rich fool! We set before us as our chief aim the piling up of wealth and possessions with a preoccupation with houses and lands, with cars and fine clothes, with bank accounts and 401k’s. And whenever God blesses us with an increase in income or an inheritance, we automatically assume that God intends for us to spend all the increase on ourselves with yet more luxury; more vacations; and a yet larger, more palatial dwelling. “Let us tear down our barns and build bigger!” When is enough enough? When does our self-focused spending become that greed of which Jesus warned? When does it become SIN?

Comments: Doug Kutilek is editor of http://www.kjvonly.org, a website dedicated to exposing and refuting the many errors of KJVOism. He has a Th.M. in Bible exposition from Central Baptist Theological Seminary.

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