lent devotional 40
“be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions”
“for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
-luke 12:15, 34
greed is a deceptive ailment and temptation. while me might find ourselves generous with giving of our money or resources, we might be more possessive of our time or of ourselves in general. Christ warns us to be on guard against all kinds of greed.
this convicted me because i realized that there are many things i don’t readily share, or struggle to give up to God and others. this verse reveals to me that i fall into storing up my ‘treasures’ in things that are temporary, Earthy, and not of the All Mighty.
as followers of Christ, we want our heart to be fixated on the Above and the Eternal, and to not be cluttered with treasures that are fleeting, idols if given devotion and admiration will grow and fester, blocking out the Light of a Godly and Heavenly perspective.
so, this is a reminder to myself that when i feel myself clinging to tightly to something i have come to love and treasure, to take a step back and ask myself if greed is blinding me from serving God more fully.