A reflection on the sin of greed

A reflection for the day

James 4:3 
You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.


A reflection on the sin of greed

Heavenly Father,

It is at this time we acknowledge that it is necessary to reflect upon what is a sin in the eyes of you, Our Heavenly Father. We are able to see in a way that is clear that there are a number of references to sin in your Scriptures. We acknowledge that to be sinful is to live a life that is one that is a life that is not in alignment with a thought of yourself. We acknowledge that to be sinful refers to the way a life is led in what is said, and in what is done. We are able to see in a way that is clear that your Commandments that are numbered ten are commandments that you desire all to live by.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time, and in a time in the future, that we reflect upon a commandment of “Thou shalt not covet” which is a commandment that if not obeyed is one that is of a sin of materialism, and is one that is of a sin of greed. We are able to see in a way that is clear that a sin of materialism, and a sin of greed, is one that is evident in a life of a self. We acknowledge that a sin of materialism and a sin of greed is a sin that pervades all of your world. We are able to see in a way that is clear that a sin of materialism and a sin of greed is evident in a home, and is evident in a business, and is evident in a  style of life, in terms of a purchase that is made that is often a purchase that is unnecessary.

Heavenly Father, we are thankful for a number of your people who are able to see a way forward in a way that is clear in terms of upholding what is described by all as a practice that is ethical in a business, and in a company. We acknowledge that many are somewhat dismayed, and many are somewhat angered, by what is described by many as a salary that is paid, and a wage that is paid, that is seen by all to be a salary, and that is seen by all to be a wage that is more than is necessary.

Heavenly Father, we ask you to guide all Mankind in a life that is daily, and we ask you to guide all Mankind to reflect carefully upon a sin of materialism, and to reflect carefully upon a sin of greed.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that there are times in the life of a self when there is a need to be prudent with a spending. We are able to see in a way that is clear that for many a life is one that is fortunate, and for some who live a life of a self overseas that a life is one that is less fortunate than the life of a self.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we hope and we pray that Mankind will reflect upon a need for a purchase, and it is at this time we hope and we pray that Mankind will reflect upon the true meaning of what it is to be in need, and we hope and we pray that many can perceive, and discern, an error of a way.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to yourself, Our Heavenly Father, all that has been said in the name of yourself, Our Heavenly Father, and in the name of your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who together with your Holy Spirit, reigns on most high, and is, and was, and will always be, the most supreme, and the most absolute power and being, that reigns over all who are of your world that we live in, now and always, for evermore.

Amen

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Posted on February 29, 2012, in Lent, The sin of greed and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I have been made aware that I have been spending too much on unnecessary items. It is all to easy, in this present clime, to be persuaded by relentless advertising to purchase goods or holidays. I am attempting to remedy this and hope and pray that I have the support of our Father.

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