Today's devotion is based on Luke 12:15, "Then Jesus said to them, 'Be careful and guard against all kinds of greed. Life is not measured by how much one owns."
We might not say we are greedy, but it seems that greed can be present in all sorts of ways. If we find we are greedy in any area, what should we do? The obvious is to confess and change our ways. But if I may be so bold, I would like to suggest that the best way to overcome greed is to be generous!
Our generosity enables others to live. It expands our hearts. It responds to the generous and loving God revealed throughout Scripture. By being generous, we live in the image of God. The antidote to greed, excessive wealth, and too many possessions is living in the grace of our generous God and sharing that grace in whatever way we can.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen; thank you for all you give me. Help me to reflect your generous heart in all I do and have. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.