A greedy man stirs up strife,
but the one who trusts in the Lord will be enriched.
Webster’s dictionary defines greed as, "an intense and selfish desire for something." This could be wealth, power, food, or even health. It could also include coveting what belongs to another. All in all, it is selfish and intense. Similar to anger, greed rages and stirs up strife.
In A Place of Healing, Joni Eareckson Tada writes that for two years after her crippling accident her selfish and intense desire was that God heal her. This stirred up strife within her. But, she says, "Just two years later. . .I found the very peace and contentment that had eluded me. I also found joy, simply because I had embraced His will for my life. And what is His will? That you and I be in the best position, the best place, the timeliest circumstance in which God can be glorified the most. For me, that place just happens to be a wheelchair." Her life was enriched by this realization, and through it, other lives as well.
Is your contentment in the living God and his will for your life?