Greed is the desire to want more than you need. Too much of a good thing becomes bad. Greed is an intense emotion that is constantly seeking to be filled. The problem with greed is that no matter what it does, it will never be satisfied. It is infinite cravings for worldly possessions. Greed is selfish and lacks consideration for others. It doesn’t care about taking from people in need as long as it’s needs are taken care of. Greed will never be content with the amount of money in a checking or savings account. It believes it needs to store up it’s treasure on earth. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction [1 Timothy 6:9].
““Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” -Matthew 6:19-21
Greed seeks wealth, power or food. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs [1 Timothy 6:10]. Money is not evil rather it is the love of money, greed that is evil. Money is a blessing. It is a tool for survival. You need money to eat, money for shelter and money to bless others. God wants you to have money and a lot of it. When money is in the hands of Believers it will be used to bring glory to God. But, when a Believer becomes greedy, money will corrupt them. Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” [Hebrews 13:5].
” Those who love money will never have enough. How meaningless to think that wealth brings true happiness! The more you have, the more people come to help you spend it. So what good is wealth—except perhaps to watch it slip through your fingers!” – Ecclesiastes 5:10-11
“Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it” – Proverbs 13:11