“The greedy stir up conflict, but those who trust in the Lord will prosper.”
Quick thoughts: Greed stirs conflict; Trusting in God leads to prosperity
I have witnessed religions, businesses and politicians (and the world at large) become entrapped in the snare of Greed. The Greedy need to stir up conflict to secure their positions often at the expense of others. A famous Pastor who went to jail for defrauding his flock was asked in a interview ,”When did you stop loving God? He answered that he had never stopped loving God but rather, he had stop fearing God. A healthy fear of God will not lead me into greed which will lead to disastrous results. Trusting in God leads to true and lasting prosperity. Any gains due to greed (including misuse of power) is subject to be recalled by God.
Prayer: Heavenly Father I never want to be guilty of oppressing others or taking advantage of the poor, needy, widows , fatherless boys etc. If I am in any position of power to reach out and help others please allow me to use it for your Glory and to bless others. Please rid my heart of greed and help me to give freely to others.
In the name of Jesus, Amen