Emptiness of Greed

AD Daisley   -  

July 18, 2021

 

POINT #1: Greed is the pursuit to derive fulfillment from something in a way it was never intended

Characteristics of Greed

  • Demanding
  • Active Pursuit
  • Excessiveness
  • Self-Gratification
  • Fraudulence

 

Snapshots
  • Insatiable (Hab. 2:5)
  • Self-Absorbed (Matt. 23:25)
  • Exploiters (2 Pet. 2:3)
  • Immoral (2 Peter2:14)
  • Idolatrous (Col. 3:5)

 

POINT #2 Greed is misplaced Worship
POINT #3 Our hunger drives our need for satisfaction

Entryways For Greed

  • Brokenness – The experience of life
  • Hunger – Fix dissatisfaction, discontent
  • Demand – Attitude of heart, relief
  • Pursuit – Extent pursued to get relief

 

POINT #4 The cure for greed is when our soul experiences its deepest satisfaction in the presence of God. 

 

Self-Reflection

  • “In this season, I find myself thrusting for (material) _______________ to provide (immaterial) _______________.
  • I find myself (doing) _____________ to get relief / satisfaction. 
  • Have I arrived at a place of conviction where I recognize my pursuit to quench my thirst in my own way as corrupt?