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Greedy for God

Posted on: 7-15-112011

Have you ever noticed how most of us are greedy in some respect? We are greedy for money, material possession, power, accomplishments, fame, attention…the list could go on and on. We view greed as a very negative trait, but it’s something I think we all have to deal with. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about this lately…and I’m going to go out on a limb here…maybe we should learn to look at greed in a different perspective. Since we all seem to have this characteristic by nature, I’m wondering if God perhaps placed that trait in us.  Of course, He never would’ve placed it in us to allow it to hurt us or cause us to make bad choices, but maybe, just maybe, He placed that trait in us to make us be greedy for Him.  A simple definition of greed is “to not be able to get enough of something.” Can you imagine how our lives would be changed if we were not able to get enough of God…if we took our greedy nature and focused it on Christ? When we’re greedy, we want it ALL! What would our lives look like if we wanted ALL we could possibly have of Jesus?  Then, think of the irony of it all…the greedier we became for God, the more we would want to share Him with others, which is absolutely the opposite of greedy!  Only God could do something so clever!

“Love the Lord your God with ALL your heart, with ALL your soul, and with ALL your strength.” Deuteronomy 6:5 (emphasis mine)

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1 Response to "Greedy for God"

I think of this in the word “passion.” Be passionate for HIM!

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