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Becoming More Like…

We live in a selfish, greedy world. We want more, we want bigger, we want newer, we want faster. In Colossians 3:5, Paul puts greed in a list of earthly desires that he describes as “idolatry.” We must face the ugly truth that our greed and selfish desires can easily turn into idols.

In Psalm 115, idols are described as having eyes but not being able to see and having hands but not being able to feel. The psalmist says, “Those who make them will be like them” (Psalm 115:8). If we let greed become an idol, we will close our eyes to the needs around us. We will ignore the hunger, poverty and helplessness of the people we encounter. We will not reach out to meet the needs of those people. Instead, we will horde what we have and cling tightly to it. 

As a follower of Christ, we should seek to be more like Him. Jesus used His eyes to see hurting people, and He used His hands to heal and help.

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