You Are A Dis-grace
Greed is the opposite of grace. A greedy person is a bottomless pit – they take everything around them to feed themselves, yet they are never satisfied. In Amos’ time, Israel’s rulers were greedy, therefore violent and oppressive. Jesus is the opposite. He is God’s grace – God’s generosity – incarnate. He gave himself to death for us, so that we can overflow with eternal life (John 4:14).
Question: How are you tempted to use the people around you – your family, friends, co-workers etc. – to fulfil yourself? As someone fulfilled in Christ, how can you give yourself to them, for their benefit, instead?
Prayer: Lord, we admit that we are greedy people, living in a greedy, oppressive society. Thank you for your amazing, overflowing grace in Christ Jesus. By your Spirit, fill us with your love in Christ. And may that love overflow from us to those around us. Amen.