Have you asked yourself, what is greed? Well, allow me to assist you with the definition. Greed is the mismanagement of resources for personal benefit, coupled with a disregard for the benefit of others. Greed is when you want more than you need at the expense of everybody else. Greed means "I know I need one pillow, but I want twenty". Keep in mind, greedy people don't care who gets hurt. They just go after whatever they want and don't concern themselves with other individuals. They see an opportunity to acquire more money, greater status or further pleasures. They charge ahead in pursuit of their selfish goals, regardless of how many people they have to trample on in the process. Now, the question is, do you know anyone personally who has those characteristics?
Now I want you to keep in mind that greed walks hand in hand with partners such as malice, deceit, theft, envy, evil thoughts, lewdness, adultery, slander, arrogance, murder and all kinds of folly. Read what King Jesus has to say concerning that: "For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man.”
The reason all of these evil things travel together, is because all of them originated in the heart of disobedient and sinful man from the beginning. In many ways, they represent aspects of greed. Theft is greed for things that are perceived as valuable to the thief. Envy and slander represent a greed for reputation. Lewdness and adultery are forms of sexual greed. Arrogance and murder amount to greed for power and vengeance. Are you seeing the picture now? Jesus made this statement: “Hear Me, everyone, and understand: There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile a man. If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear!” Take an evaluation of your life every day, to see where you are according to God's Constitution.
Mark 7:21-23 Mark 7:14-16