The craving of a sluggard will be the death of him

They are dogs with mighty appetites; they never have enough … they all turn to their own way, they seek their own gain. … From the least to the greatest, all are greedy for gain. Continue reading

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I rejoice greatly that at last you have renewed your concern for me

Indeed, you have been concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. … I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. Continue reading

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From the least to the greatest, all are greedy for gain

Prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit. … Their mouths speak of love, but their hearts are greedy for unjust gain. … Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions. Continue reading

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Whoever sows generously will also reap generously

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. … Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. Continue reading

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For where you have selfish ambition, there you find disorder

I was enraged by their sinful greed; I punished them, and hid my face in anger, yet they kept on in their willful ways. … They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. Continue reading

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We want you to know about the grace that God has given

Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints. And they did not do as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us in keeping with God’s will. Continue reading

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They have sunk deep into corruption

Those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature and despise authority … bold and arrogant, these men … they blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like brute beasts, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like beasts they too will perish. Continue reading

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Save yourselves from this corrupt generation

A scoundrel and villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth, who winks with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers, who plots evil with deceit in his heart—he always stirs up dissension. Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy. Continue reading

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A generous person will prosper

Whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. … The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor. … They who give to the poor will lack nothing, but they who close their eyes to them receives many curses. Continue reading

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Do not become corrupt

To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. Continue reading

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