Then Jesus said to them, “Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.”
Success leads many to pride and pride leads to destruction for the majority of the human species.
They just do not know how to tame the tiger with the large appetite that devours and destroys so many. Only by the grace of God can it and we be humbled. We must always remind ourselves that we can not serve God and wealth. We can not serve two masters.
The warning of Messiah Jesus goes unheeded by too many who should know better as they justify their covetousness and greed, opening the door to the destroyer in their lives.
24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
“We’re not just a bumbling bunch of preachers who can’t talk and all we’re doing is baptizing babies. I deal with the White House. I deal with Tony Blair. I deal with presidents around this world. I pastor a multimillion-dollar congregation.
Pride goes before destruction,
And a haughty spirit before stumbling.
The charity’s compensation to Long included a $1.4 million, six-bedroom, nine-bath home on 20 acres and more than $1 million in salary.
He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf.
Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than he who is crooked though he be rich.
Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is my portion,
23 And Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” 25 When the disciples heard this, they were very astonished and said, “Then who can be saved?” 26 And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Many Christians have elected a proud and wealthy man to lead America instead of humbling themselves, repenting, rejecting the cursed world system, and seeking the Lord alone.
If they knew Jesus whom they claim to love and serve, they would not have fallen into the trap that snares all proud souls.
It’s easy to see where this will lead, that is if you have ears to hear and eyes
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