Need or Greed?

“There’s enough for everyone’s need, but not for everyone’s greed,” said Gandhi. This fact is illustrated in the provision of manna for the ancient Israelites. God strictly commanded them to only gather the manna for each day’s need, not for their greed (Exodus 16:4, 16, 18, 21). Also, except for the sixth day, Moses charged them: “Let no one leave any of it till morning…. But some of them left part of it until morning, and it bred worms and stank. And Moses was angry with them” (vss 19-20; cf. 22-31). Greed always stinks! Tempted to selfishly acquire, amass, or not share food, things, wealth, or power? The stench of greed is repulsive. God will supply all our needs, but never our greed.—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim

 

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