Greed’s Footprints

From Hebrews 13:5:  “Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have; for He has said, ‘I will never leave you or forsake you.'”

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Coveting greed, money, power

Like Judas, actions tasting sour

 

God’s teachings, pushing them aside

Sowing seeds, giving up control

Loving money above all else

Trading Christ, reaping sin’s bankroll

 

Souls filling with love of money

Lusting for power, endless greed

Selling even our Savior Jesus

Cashing evil’s footprints, each deed

 

Life’s journey ending in ruins

Betraying Christ for power’s game

Walking with our selfish Judas

Missing out on Salvation’s claim

 

Lovers of ourselves, over Christ

Following evil’s empty voice

Draining life’s grace-empty wallets

Realizing now, God offers choice

 

Born into this world, with nothing

Taking nothing from planet earth

Living within self, contentment

Walking with Jesus, our rebirth

 

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From 1 Timothy 6:9-10:  “But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.  For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.”

Charles Stanley Quote

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Greed is evil because it substitutes material things for the place of honor that the Creator ought to have in an individual’s life.

From 1 John 2:15:  “Do not love the world or the things in the world.  The love of the Father is not in those who love the world.”