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Takers Vs Givers

"So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don't be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world."1

"According an old fable, attributed to Aesop, a dog was carrying a bone as he crossed a bridge. He looked into the water and saw his own reflection. He took this to be another dog and another bone. He desperately wanted the other bone so he dropped the one he had to scare the 'other dog.' Of course there was no other bone and he lost the one he had into the water. Such is the nature of human greed. In the effort to get what we want, we frequently lose what we have."2

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please deliver me from the sin of greed—constantly wanting more of what I don't need. Instead, help me to be a giver to others and not just a taker from them. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's name, amen."

1. Colossians 3:5 (NLT).
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