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What will greed do to me?

Proverbs 21:26Some people are always greedy for more, but the godly love to give!

Isaiah 56:11Like greedy dogs, they are never satisfied. They are . . . intent on personal gain.

Greed makes us ignorant of others’ needs and causes us to think only of ourselves.

Exodus 20:17“You must not covet your neighbor’s house. You must not covet your neighbor’s wife.”

2 Kings 5:26“Is this the time to receive money and clothing, olive groves and vineyards, sheep and cattle?”

Envy, or coveting, is a form of greed. Greed can overpower us, moving us to go after things we know we should not have.

1 Corinthians 5:11You are not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer yet indulges in sexual sin, or is greedy, or worships idols, or is abusive, or is a drunkard, or cheats people.

In this passage God ranks greed with some of the worst kinds of sin.

2 Chronicles 10:15So the king paid no attention to the people.

Motivated by pride and greed, Rehoboam pressed too hard and his kingdom was divided. Those who insist on having it all often wind up with little or nothing.

Proverbs 11:24Be stingy and lose everything.

The more you accumulate, the greater your chance of losing everything.