7 Verses for 7 Sins: Greed

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November 22, 2017

So far in our 7 Verses for 7 Sins Series, we’ve covered lust, envy, gluttony, and wrath. Today we will cover greed. In light of the Thanksgiving season, it is important that we focus our attention on what we have to be thankful for, instead of want.

It can be easy to jump from one thing to the next without taking a moment to be thankful for what we do have. This can manifest itself in a lot of ways, including the natural human tendency to be greedy. If this is something you, or someone you know, struggles with—let these seven scriptures speak to your heart. We pray they help you today!

Here are a few verses on what the Bible says about being greedy and the importance of being thankful and generous:

1. Proverbs 23: 4-5

“Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness.Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.”

2. Hebrews 13:5

“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’”

3. Luke 12:15

“Then he said to them, “‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.’”

4. Proverbs 28:22

“The stingy are eager to get rich and are unaware that poverty awaits them.”

5. Proverbs 22:9

“The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.”

6. Colossians 3:15

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”

7. 1 Chronicles 16:34

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”

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