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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5870 greed, condemnation of
5870 greed, condemnation of

5870 greed, condemnation of

Greed is condemned by Scripture as contrary to the purposes of God.

Greed is a feature of the fallen world

Ps 10:3; Ro 1:29 See also 1Co 5:10

Greed is an expression of sinful human nature

Mk 7:21-22 pp Mt 15:19-20 See also Eze 33:31; Ro 7:8

Examples of greed

Of individuals Jos 7:21; Eze 22:12; Da 5:23

Of false teachers Mt 23:25 See also Jer 6:13; Jer 8:10; Lk 11:39; 2Pe 2:3,14

Greed invites God’s judgment both now and later

Eph 5:5 See also Pr 15:27; Pr 28:8,25; Pr 29:4; Eze 18:10-13; Eze 28:5-7; Am 8:4-7; Mic 2:1-3; Hab 2:5-6; 1Co 6:9-10

See also

5412money
5792appetite
5866gluttony
6133coveting
8733envy
8773jealousy
8821self-indulgence
8827selfishness

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