The key to understanding and disarming our greed is digging a little bit deeper. Why do you want more money? What is it that you hope to gain as a result of having more resources?
If you want to endure, it really means, for the realist, that you want your words to endure. We want our words to carry meaning, and to continue to shape other people’s lives long after we are gone.
Every time we distort truth, every time we bend our presentations so we come out looking a little better than what we know to be true, we are using unequal weights.
We’ve all encountered people who are unshakably authentic, who, we can’t help thinking, could perhaps do with being a little more fake. An authentic monster is perhaps better than a monster in disguise, but not by much.
It’s easy to get this sovereignty of God thing mixed up. The Bible proclaims a big God, but He doesn’t use that bigness to smother you.