Stock market guru Jim Cramer, host of television’s Mad Money, says, “Bulls make money.” Then he adds, “Bears make money.” Then the punch line, “Pigs get slaughtered.”
“Bulls make money. Bears make money. Pigs get slaughtered.” He is saying, “Beware of being greedy when you are investing in the stock market. You may overreach and lose everything.”
Jesus has said much the same thing. “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” He told a parable: “The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop. He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’ Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
“And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”‘ But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you.
“Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God.” (Luke 12:13-21)
Jesus didn’t say it as indelicately as Jim Cramer does, but the message is the same. Greed which seems to be as rampant today as the coronavirus, can be your undoing. “Pigs get slaughtered.”
Thanks to King Duncan
Reflect on a time when YOU were greedy about something and it did not end well for you.
What are 5 Examples of Greed in America today that you cannot help but notice?
What message about greed is Jesus saying to us once again?
JESUS DIDN’T COME TO MAKE BAD PEOPLE GOOD. JESUS CAME TO MAKE DEAD PEOPLE ALIVE!