Guard Against Greed

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Tell me what you think about money, and I will tell you what you think about God, for these two are closely related. A man’s heart is closer to his wallet than anything else. It is a staggering fact that for the past few years people have spent ten times as much for luxuries and non-essentials as they have for all charitable and religious purposes. This is a commentary on our shallow and superficial religious faith.

While the Bible warns us against greed and selfishness, it does encourage frugality and thrift. Even Jesus said to His disciples after He fed the multitude, “Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.” Although our Lord had the power to create, He Himself lived frugally and without luxury. John Wesley had a threefold philosophy about money. He said, “Make all you can; keep all you can; and give all you can.” Most of us get all we can, spend all we can; borrow all we can; and give meagerly to God.

Audio: Billy Graham on the love of money and eternal consequences

Prayer for the day

Lord, give me a generous heart so that others may know Your love and compassion.

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  1. Paulerics says:

    i have beem greatly blessed by this devotion. Will forever hold on to it.

  2. Gerry says:

    God loves a joyful giver. Whatever the amount … give it gladly.

  3. Joyce Paul says:

    The height of our love for God is indicated by the depth of our love for one another. God Richly Bless U n Ur Ministries! Amen.


    As we all know that love of money is the root of all evil, o Lord Jesus Christ uproot every root of all evil in my life. give me power to prosper and bless me to bless others in Jesus Christ name

  5. Kathy L. Carrillo says:

    I think it is important to help those less fortunate than us. It doesn’t matter how much or how little, it’s the compassion in your heart that’s important. Being careful with our finances make it possible to do this. The Bible, The Living Word of God tells us how to live a good life. I can’t stress enough, that The Bible really does provide the guidance we need. Let’s help those who need our help. Be an answered prayer for someone today!

  6. Nancy Tatum says:

    I have loved Billy Graham for many years. It is obvious that he was called to preach and minister. God bless him. I hope to meet him on the other side.

  7. mary ann stull says:

    Joan, even if you give your time, you’re still being a blessing to someone. Spend time with a lonely neighbor, take cookies to a single mom who struggles to get by, the kids will love it! Sit on your porch and give people a smile and wave as they walk by. Little things can make the biggest difference to someone. And the VERY VERY BEST thing you can ever do for someone is pray for them!

  8. Bolarinwa Adeniji says:

    Poverty is never a good thing but we are not to be driven by a desire to get rich as ”the love of money is a root of all evil”

  9. m says:

    Forgive me lord and bless my family