Tag: covetousness

Economic Distress

The news coming out of Wall Street is quite dire. Some large investment banks are faltering. Insurance companies are in trouble. The government feels compelled to intervene. Uncertainty reigns. The stock market loses value. OtherContinue reading

Works of the Flesh: Envy

The Apostle Paul had spent much time warning the Galatian Christians regarding the dangers of falling away from grace in Christ through accepting a false gospel (Galatians 1:1-5:16); he now wanted to make sure theyContinue reading

Works of the Flesh: Jealousy

The Apostle Paul had affirmed for the Galatian Christians the power of the Gospel of Jesus to save without recourse to observing the Law of Moses. Yet Paul’s concerns were never only about what theyContinue reading

Works of the Flesh: Idolatry

The Apostle Paul displayed great concern for the Christians of the churches in Galatia. He wanted to make sure they understood what kind of character and behaviors embodied the follower of Jesus, and the characterContinue reading

Gods of This World: Stuff

And he said unto them, Take heed, and keep yourselves from all covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth (Luke 12:15). The pursuit of things, orContinue reading

American Consumerism

Recently we saw another Thanksgiving come and go. The Christmas season is now upon us, and the big rush to find the perfect gift for your loved one is on. It seems anymore that storesContinue reading