Greed is one of the most powerful tools that the Devil has in his possession, and that is why we are warned in 2 Peter 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
Because greed is a strong and selfish desire to have more of something, especially money the Devil play on that emotion so that he can get God’s people to sin against the holy spirit. He knows that with greed comes other sinful acts and being a spiritual being he has no problems in heightening greed in some people to a level where they will break one of God’s commandment, ‘thou shall not kill’ so they can have positions of more money than they need.
One must understand that greed and a desire for riches are pitfalls that bring ruin and destruction. Here in the book of Luke12:15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. We need to understand that it is not money that is the problem, but the love of it.
The fact that we spend so much of our lives regarding money as the only way out of all our problems we miss the glory of God, so he said in 1 Corinthians 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit his kingdom.
You cannot be naive to believe that money or wealth is the problem. The problem is our attitude toward it. When we place our confidence in wealth or are, consumed by an insatiable desire for more, we are failing to give God the glory he deserves. He told us in Proverbs 23:4 Labour not to be rich cease from thine own wisdom.