Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Jealously - Envy - Greed

When hearing comments regarding 'Corporate Greed' ask, "Which came first, Corporations or Greed?"

Greed, Jealousy and Envy result from selfishness independent of business structure or networth. (Galatians 5:19-26)

Check out the source of Jealousy next time you hear a Politician provoking Jealousy among the 'Classes.' (Ezekiel 8)

Occassionally over the years, I have ashamedly desired the success belonging to others. While attending marathons, I have become envious of those who started in the 'elite' positions because I felt I too deserved this status. However, due to various circumstances, my performance levels fell short of the 'elite' runner qualifications.

Other times, I selfishly desired the financial, and professional success of others. Greed has caused flashes of consideration of unethical behavior for financial or positional gain.

Have you experienced any these desires?

Each time the Lord, through His Holy Spirit residing in me, strongly convicts heart and mind of my errant selfishness. Selfishness is a product of living in the flesh, instead of the Spirit.

When you and I live in the Spirit of God, we KNOW the Eternal provider allocates everything in and to us needed to fullfill His Will for our lives.

Living in the Spirit reveals the resources allocated to others fullfills God's Will for their lives regardless of agreement with our human wisdom and understanding.

Selfishness, the nature of flesh, opposes God.

Jealously, Envy and Greed judge God and His Wisdom as errant!

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.
The Life and Soul Agronomist

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the direction to be able to overcome jealousy. Your points are equally effective for all of the "7 deadly sins" - Pride, Envy, Greed, Lust, Anger, Gluttony and Sloth.

    Thanks Rick,