“Want it right now?”

That is a question and questions need an answer.

The word greed comes to my mind, when I am thinking about the question “Want it right now?”

What does the dictionary say about greed and what does the Bible say about greed?

The Collins English Dictionary says that greed is an excessive desire for something. People who have  an excessive desire for personal possessions are greedy.

But what does the Bible say about greed?

Let us find out what Paul says about greed, what Peter says about greed and finally what the Lord Jesus Christ says about greed.

1.  Here is what Paul says:

"Want it right now?"

“Want it right now?”

God’s wrath is against mankind, because we have become filled with greed, in fact with every kind of greed.

True followers of the Lord Jesus Christ are holy people. And greed is improper for people who are following the Lord Jesus Christ.

Among followers of the Lord Jesus Christ must not even be a hint of greed.

Paul says also that greed is idolatry and that greed must be put to death. He writes that to the Colossians.

There were even lawsuits among believers in the church at Corinth and in that connection Paul warns the believers that greedy people will not inherit the kingdom of God.

He writes the same in his letter to the Ephesians.

(Romans 1:29; Ephesians 5:3; Colossians 3:5; First Corinthians 6:10 and Ephesians 5:5)

2.  Here is what Peter says:

Peter in his second letter talks about false teachers and their destruction. He writes that they are experts in greed and he calls them an accursed brood.

Peter also warns the elders in his first letter not to be greedy for money.

(Second Peter 2:14; First Peter 5:2)

3.  And finally this is what the Lord Jesus Christ says:

The Lord Jesus Christ tells us to watch out and to be on our guard.

Here are his words as recorded in Luke 12:15:

“‘WATCH OUT! BE ON YOUR GUARD AGAINST ALL KINDS OF GREED; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.'”

(Luke 12:15)

“Want it right now?” “No, I don’t want it right now!”