Greed surfaces in possessiveness and covetousness. Possessiveness relates to what we have, covetousness to what we want. Possessiveness is being selfish with what we own, not quick to share. To covet is to long for and to be preoccupied with having what God hasn’t given us. It’s the passion to possess what is not ours. -Randy Alcorn
I was very convicted by Alcorn’s definition of greed above, seems I am damned if I do damned if I don’t. I am on staff with a non profit and am currently in the role of fund-raiser and it is so easy to become preoccupied with having what God has not given me. For the past 13 years I was on the side of fund-provider and there I was not quick to share. What is a selfish/covetous heart to do? Lord help me to be satisfied with my portion.