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Luke 12:15 – All Kinds of Greed (March 31)

Hello and thanks for joining in on to today’s daily devotion. Today is Thursday. March 31st. The 5th day of the Hebraic week. Our verse today is Luke 12:15.

Luke 12:15
Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

Greed is a very deceiving force. It gets us to think that we’ll be happy if we get that one more thing. Then we get it and what? It shows us something else that we “need” and that we’d be happier if we had it. Greed never stops showing us that “one more thing.” The text here shows Yeshua saying this after a man comes to him asking Yeshua to be an arbiter between him and his brother. The previous verses say…

13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 Yeshua replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?”

And it is then that Yeshua said “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” You see, this man wanted something that really wasn’t his. Most likely, the brother of this man was the eldest. Making him the rightful owner of the inheritance. You see, greed has it’s way of even twisting our thinking into claiming something that doesn’t belong to us. Greed gets us literally pursuing “things.” When we should literally be pursuing YHWH. What are you pursuing today? Is it through greed or love? Let this be a focus in your time of meditation throughout the day. Until tomorrow, shalom!