1/3/2011 - Proverbs 1:19 Dangerous Greed
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SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 1:19 Such is the fate of all who are greedy for money; it robs them of life.

OBSERVATION: Living in a culture of "more" and "better" that values "stuff" over almost anything, it is easy to become greedy for money. Even if we don't have much, we can orient our lives around getting more and lose sight of them more important spiritual and relational values that make up the basis is real life. Greed steals out life because we spend it in pursuit of things that, in the bigger picture, simply do not matter.

APPLICATION: I want my family to be blessed. I don't want them to miss out on anything that God has for us simply because of my laziness and lack of laying ahold of all of God's blessings for us. On the other hand, like everyone else, I can become materialistic. I want to resist that tendency with all that I am. I want to keep God first and relationships with others second in my life.

PRAYER: Save me from greed. Free me to pursue only You with all that I am. Forgive me for letting the desire for things push You out of my life.
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