IS YOUR PRAYER LIFE A GREED ENGINE?
Luk 12:13 Then someone from the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”
Luk 12:14 But Jesus said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or mediator between you two?”
Luk 12:15 Then he said to them, “Watch out and guard yourself from all types of greed, because one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his belongings.”
prayer and possessions
That man in the crowd was doing something that lots of us do without even thinking about it: we pray to Jesus so that we can get our fair share of life’s loot. We should expect our Lord to be interested in our well-being, and to provide for all our needs. But we should also take his warning to heart, and not be so quick to utilize our relationship with him to increase our bank accounts!
LORD, show us how to be faithful to you in our prayers, and to avoid greed and excessive self-interest in them.