11 August 2008

Uncontrollable Greed.

Greed is an excessive desire to acquire or possess more than what one needs or deserves, especially with respect to material wealth. It has driven people to do things that were unconventional; it has pushed others to commit unforgivable sins against God and man. It has also being known to make some give up their families, abandon their spouses with children, withhold testimony in a court of law in order to let a murderer go free and even kill in order to satisfy their greedy.

Greed is said to be the logical result of the belief that we have to grab what we can while we can however we can and then hold on to it very hard so that others don’t snatch it from us. A greedy person can go to any length to get what they want, it could be greed for food, fame, praise, knowledge, wealth, position etc. People have even been known to involve in ritual killings, human sacrifices and all in other to make money, win an election, or simply for protection from assumed enemies. People in the grip of greed are often not able to control themselves, they just want to acquire more and more of whatever it is they crave, not caring whom they hurt in the process.

And in their desire for profit they will come to you with words of deceit, like traders doing business in souls: whose punishment has been ready for a long time and their destruction is watching for them
2 Pe 2:3

For he knows no satisfaction in his appetite; he does not let anything he desires escape. Job
20:20

That is because, from the least important to the most important of them, all of them are greedy for dishonest gain. Prophets and priests alike, all of them practice deceit.
Jer 6:13

But you are always thinking and looking for ways to increase your wealth by dishonest means. Your eyes and your heart are set on killing some innocent person and committing fraud and oppression.
Jer 22:17

Watch Out, a greedy person is usually a dangerous person and often times a killer.


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4 Reaction(s).:

Shinade said...

Oh Bola,
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a wonderful comment!!

He does smile quite a bit now. And wow your family is looking great also.

I also love the new blog design!!

And wow best of all perhaps is this wonderful message about greed!!

Thanks for the share!
Hugs:-))))

Channelofhealing said...

This is good topic sis Bola, you are blessed by God. I wonder if people will listen and stop grabbing all they can grab. we should know . . . we live in Nig.
Lol

Channelofhealing said...

This is good topic sis Bola, you are blessed by God. I wonder if people will listen and stop grabbing all they can grab. we should know . . . we live in Nig.
Lol

Naija said...

God bless you for this post. Without exaggerating, I want to say that the problems we are having in Nigeria will be solved 90% if we get cured of the disease called GREED!
It baffles me how people don't get tired of looting even when it is obvious that we can take a dime into the grave or the world beyond.
Nice one sister, keep the thought flowing.