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What greed can do

A man who did estate auctions told me he has seen a family divide over who would get an item once owned by a deceased parent. He said he used to be materialistic, but after being in this business he now felt he owned nothing he couldn’t part with.

When a man asked Jesus to settle an inheritance dispute, He refused. “Beware,” Jesus warned, “and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions” (Luke 12:13-15).


A better way to live

A sure cure for what some call “accumulitis” is contentment.

Things can never ultimately satisfy. Only Christ can.

Scripture quotations taken from the NASB:

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In ______ We Trust

Don’t count on it!

The Bible warns:

  • Don’t put ultimate confidence in people (Psalm 146:3-5). People have limits. They disappoint. They die.
  • Don’t hang your hopes on things (Matthew 6:19-21). The volatile stock market bears powerful witness to “the uncertainty of riches” (1 Timothy 6:17 NASB).
  • Don’t bank on tomorrow (James 4:13-16). We have no guarantee of another sunrise. What then?
  • Don’t rely on yourself. Our own “goodness” cannot get us to heaven (Luke 18:9-14; Titus 3:5).


Our Ultimate Trust

Some want “In God We Trust” removed from our currency. It’s one thing to pay lip service to God, but quite another to place all our confidence in Him alone.

Many people are leaning on what will ultimately give way. But God never fails.

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