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What did Jesus say about Greed

Jesus spoke directly about greed on several occasions, emphasizing the dangers it poses to one’s spiritual health and relationship with God. Here are relevant verses from the Bible where Jesus addresses greed:

  1. Luke 12:15 – And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
  2. Matthew 6:24 – “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”
  3. Luke 16:13 (Similar to Matthew 6:24) – “No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”

Three Main Takeaways:

  1. Prioritize Spiritual Wealth Over Material Wealth: Jesus emphasizes that true life and happiness are not found in the accumulation of possessions. Spiritual wealth, such as virtues and a relationship with God, is far more valuable than material wealth.
  2. The Dangers of Divided Loyalties: Jesus warns that it is impossible to serve both God and money. This highlights the importance of having undivided loyalty to God, as trying to serve both can lead to a spiritual conflict within oneself.
  3. Guard Against Covetousness: Jesus’s teachings about greed serve as a caution to be vigilant against covetousness, which can lead to an unhealthy attachment to material possessions and distract from one’s spiritual priorities.

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  • Greg Gaines

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