“Pretext for Greed”

November 30, 2019

“Pretext for Greed”

Blessings folk!

In this season of materialistic excess, another thought related to greed.

Believers are told to “beware of/be on guard against” every form of greed.


1Th 2:5-6
For we never came with flattering speech,
as you know, nor with a pretext for greed—God is witness—

nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others,
even though as apostles of Christ we might have asserted our authority.

We know this.
Many come with flattering speech with a pretext for greed.
They speak and claim the truths of the gospel, yet their motivation is greed.
Look no further than the pulpits.

The Lord warned us through Peter…

2Pe 2:1-3
But false prophets also arose among the people,
just as there will also be false teachers among you,
who will secretly introduce destructive heresies,
even denying the Master who bought them,
bringing swift destruction upon themselves.

Many will follow their sensuality,
and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned;

and in their greed they will exploit you with false words;
their judgment from long ago is not idle,
and their destruction is not asleep.

Greed is the motivation for the exploitation.
False prophets.
False teachers.
Destructive heresies.
Truth maligned.
Judgment will come.
Destruction will be the outcome.

2Pe 2:14
having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls,
having a heart trained in greed, accursed children;

Eyes full of adultery.
Hearts trained in greed.

Think on that.
Trained in greed.

Open your eyes.
Allow the Spirit to reveal.
What do you see?

Be not of those who have hearts trained in greed.

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