And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. Luke 12:15 (KJV)
Jesus Christ was teaching the disciples when a man interrupted him to ask his brothers to divide inheritance with him. This man put inheritance first before the Word of God and Jesus had to counsel him. Covetousness is an evil desire of greed: a thirst of pursuing possessions without ever getting satisfied. Jesus Christ said there is more to life than possessions; no wonder He said what shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul Mark 8:36. The soul is more essential than material wealth and one must choose to secure the soul for eternal life. Beware of covetousness because it can change your focus and lead you to destruction. It has led many to engage in all manner of crimes for material things. Dear beloved, beware of covetousness and be content with what God has given you. Choose the Word and live the Word! Share the word.