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How many individuals and corporations would steal or lie to get more money?
Money can be used for so much that it’s one of the most desired things in this world. But while some people work, get paid, or run an honest business, others steal and cheat to get their hands on more. And once they have more, it’s not enough.
What about you? Is there greed in you? And is greed always evil? Or does it motivate us to compete as well?
What does the Bible say about greed? How does God look at greed?
But wait, don’t we need some money? Is money always wrong?
We’ve heard it before: The love of money is the root of all evil. Greed, or avarice, has caused many to “[E]rr from the faith”, according to Paul, who wrote to Timothy. “Flee these things,” he said, urging him - and all of us - to concentrate on Christlike qualities instead of worldly possessions and on treasures in heaven, not on earth.
In this audiobook, the author sheds more light on topics like:
- The definition of greed and an array of scriptural references and stories related to it..
- Five reasonable yet deceitful reasons why people seek to accumulate wealth and why some are willing to go against their conscience to do so.
- How the commandment not to have any graven images relates to the modern-day luxuries after which we chase.
- The four different types of greed.
- Spiritual insights that refer to Jesus’ third temptation in the desert.
- Current and recent ugly faces of greed, including historical instances, evil companies that have no regard for human life, scheming governments, and shady scammers.
- Some serious consequences of greed.
- Various ways in which the commandment “Thou shalt not steal” is applicable today.
- How forsaking greed helps collect heavenly treasures
- Three reasons why money will never satisfy and how to break free from the demonic grip of greed.
Greed is everywhere. It is almost unavoidable. Open your eyes and see the world for how it is. It lies in sin, and one of the best ways to escape the tempter’s snares is to learn about it and be abhorred by it. Stay away from the world.
John mentioned, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world” (1 John 2:15). If we let go of the possessions that so easily possess us, we can focus more on God and his purposes. If this is your intent, then rid yourself of the prevalent sin of greed and start listening.
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- Anonymous User
Money money money
It's sad to hear how far companies and individuals will go to get their money. I loved hearing the harsh realities and the way we can avoid becoming a victim of our own greed.
Money does matter, but greed is wrong
This topic is so important in today's society. The story is well written but not a topic that's popular among many people. Money is good to have and it's needed for survival. But the love of money is what makes it evil. Greed is wrong. I like the authors approach as to how he handled his descriptions of greed, by using scriptures to prove his point. God does not want any of us to be poor, but to be good stewards over what we are given.
The sin is over indulging and becoming addicted. Anything that's worship and become first place in a person's life, takes the place of God. That's sin! Good narration!