Greed Is Your Worst Enemy Than A Good Friend

What shall it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul?

Greed is the cause of crime, violence, and killings in our society today

It’s now very common to read in the newspapers that ‘Man murders his wife for life insurance,’ or a woman kills her husband for the same purpose; life insurance. It’s unbelievable that years after marriage because of greed and the love of money, the mind of people changes to commit such a heinous crime.

Human beings by nature have the potential for greedy tendencies, but the strong desire of some people to possess at all cost wouldn’t mind killing or shedding blood to achieve  whatever they are looking for. That’s the dangerous part of greed.

In a documentary film, I watched recently, a drug dealer who was successful in his first and second attempts to transport narcotics to Asia and earned thousands of dollars. Despite becoming a millionaire overnight, greed propelled him to make a third attempt and he was arrested and jailed. Had I known is always at last.

Greed, the tendency to selfish craving, hoarding and grasping is responsible for the violence, and crime tearing our society apart today. Greed plays a major role in all fields including politics, sports, and in administrations. In both developing and developed countries, greed leads to corruption and the amassed in wealth.

It’s shocking to see the present condition in many African countries while some African leaders take state money and keep them in foreign accounts. Greed is not a problem in Africa alone but everywhere because it’s a man’s problem, the reasons advanced countries are equally corrupt like Africa.

Money taken from Africa is classified as corruption and that of Europe and America is classified as ‘misappropriate of funds’ because they think corruption is a word that suits Africa but the act is the same. Some people believe that to be successful in life the need to be greedy is necessary, but living on greed is like gradually digging your own grave.

As a matter of fact, greed makes people unhappy, stupid, corrupt and restless because that lack of satisfaction which urges you to crave for more takes control of you both physically and psychologically. If the heart wants it and there isn’t any means, what follows next is usually a crime. The reason desperate people do desperate things.

Some people ask if we can get rid of greed and if possible how can we do it? As a matter of fact, greed is a like common sickness which can be controlled but can never ever be eliminated because it’s impossible to get rid of it completely.

Even in the public transports, some people take two seats, one for him/her and other for the briefcase or handbag while others are standing. What do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? These are some of the Biblical quotations we need to use as a guide to refrain from greed.

Pray Without Ceasing

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We often read ‘Pray without ceasing,’ but how serious do we consider this statement? Imagine if a car, after running thousands of kilometers, needs servicing, lubrication and changing of engine oil etc; to run efficiently, what is the spiritual strength of a human being, who eats and sleeps daily without prayers, to boost his spiritual life against temptation, sins of the flesh and bad spiritual forces?

Scholars, atheists, scientists and non-believers continue to tamper with the doctrines of the gospel, twisting and changing facts, just to put people astray and ruin the society as witnessing today. But don’t be surprised because the prophesy in the Bible over such events must be fulfilled. Everyone is after money, fame and material things, because the mind is polluted to believe that money is the only thing that can give mankind satisfaction.

Money is good, but can’t buy one peace and happiness. In fact, the love for money has generated crime and brought immoralities on the internet and television, through bad advertisements. What shall it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? The scripture says ‘Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.’- Luke 21:33. Then again: ‘Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.’- Matthew 6: 33.

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Like the changing of clothes daily, prayer should be part of our lives. How inefficient a farmer could be without farm equipment? If prayer isn’t necessary to keep us strong in times of sadness or temptation, Jesus wouldn’t have said to the tempter “It is written: Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4.

Jesus said “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28. If everything fail try Jah’s love and see the result. Don’t turn to God only when you have difficulties or want something. Let that faith you have in Him inspire you to read the Bible and pray without ceasing. You will definitely see your progress, prosperity and success pouring like a ripe fruit falling and spreading under the tree.

The Reason Man Can’t Rule This World

Who rules this world and why world peace so elusive? These are some of the questions on the lips of many without an answer. We have been deceived by man, through the greed of politics. Politicians want favor to rule the world, without opposition, therefore have come out with grave laws and rules, which have ruined our society and will continue to destroy without ceasing to fulfill the prophecies in the Holy Bible.

War 1

There will be war and rumors of war disturbing our peace everyday.

We have been deceived by Satan, in the likely of men, heading our institutions, that money is the only thing which could give us comfort and salvation, thus; the spiritual food man needs, to survive, temptation, suicide and depression, has been completely ignored and the greed for money has escalated violence and crime in today’s society.

If believing in God, can cost someone his job, means Satan rules this world and if a baker would lose her baker’s license, because she refuses to make cake for a gay couple, is evidence that Satan rules this world. 1John 5: 19 confirms in the Bible that the world is under the control of someone evil. This is not an exaggeration, because one doesn’t need to have vision or wisdom to see the destruction, carnage and suffering people are experiencing in the world today.

War 2

The devil will come down in the likely of man to kill Christians in the name of God, when it is written in the Bible, “For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.” Psalm 5:4.

The search for salvation, inner peace, and happiness have drifted many people from impending life turmoil to find happiness in God,  sadly, most of mankind have been misled into making the same bad choice, leading to depression, suicides and other problems. —Read Revelation 12:9. Politicians encourage and promote every evil in the society to gain favor to exercise power in politics, but at long run, the people that made bad choice suffer most.

The Reason Man Can’t Rule This World 

Since memorial time, efforts by men, including world leaders to bring world peace, have failed and will continue to fail for several reasons:

Jeremiah 10:23 reads “It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his step.” Humans weren’t created with the ability or the right to rule themselves, so they won’t be able to achieve enduring peace.

War 3

Women taking guns to fight for themselves, evidence of the rapid decay of our society.

Psalm 146:3-4, “Don’t put your trust in human leaders; no human being can save you. When they die, they return to the dust; on that day all their plans come to an end.” Good News Translation) Government leaders, even those with the best motives, can’t devise lasting solutions for the root causes of war.

2 Timothy 3:1-4, “In the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here, for men will be fierce, without love of goodness, betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride.”  We live in “the last days” of the present wicked world, a time when prevailing attitudes make peace difficult.

Revelation 12: 12, “Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing he has a short period of time. The Devil, God’s enemy, has been confined to the vicinity of the earth and motivates people to adopt his vicious spirit. As long as he is “the ruler of this world,” we can never live in peace.—John 12:31.

Daniel 2:44, “[God’s Kingdom] will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms [that oppose God], and it itself will stand to times indefinite.”

Psalm 145:16, God’s Kingdom, not any human government, will satisfy our desire for permanent world peace.

Who will resolve man’s problems?

War 4

“God is watching you,” Pharmaceutical and medical crime against mankind, is a major threat to public health.

1 John 3:8. Will God allow Satan to continue his wicked rule? No! God will use Jesus to undo the evil that Satan has done.

Empowered by God, Jesus will destroy Satan. (Romans 16:20) Then, God will rule mankind and restore the human race to the life of happiness and peace he originally intended.—Read Revelation 21:3.