Needs versus greed

We all have various needs. We all have to work hard with our hands to meet those basic needs. We can comfortably earn money which can fulfill our basic needs.

How much does it cost for one meal? Similarly one can earn daily bread by hard labour. Even after our basic needs of food, shelter and clothing are met we aren’t content people. The reason for this is that we have other expenses to take care of.

We have bills to pay. The list of bills is endless. Our life has become a vicious cycle of earn to pay the bills. While we are earning at the same time we are spending. At the end of the month we have sometimes no balance left in the bank.

In such a scenario we begin to think that the rich people are more blessed and fortunate. We observe their high standard of living and begin to feel miserable.

Then our wants begin to take priority. We think we need more money to get everything we don’t have. We struggle and purchase a car which requires gas supply forever and ever. We go for a big house which requires a huge maintenance costs.

There are few scripture reminders

Psalm 62:10 NASBS
Do not trust in oppression And do not vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them.

God’s word discourages from setting heart on the wealth.

Proverbs 16:8 NASBS
Better is a little with righteousness Than great income with injustice.

Better is little. God’s word says that little is better. We feel more is better. Exactly opposite of God’s word.

1 Timothy 6:6 NASBS
But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment.

Godliness without contentment is incomplete. May God help us to add contentment to our godliness.

Sending this message with love and blessings. Shalom. Have a great godly today.

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