Greed /grēd/ – Noun: Intense desire to possess that which is rightfully another’s, or more than is deserved or needful.
Greed is one of the Seven Deadly Sins, and traces its roots back to pride. See also our other topical WebDefs, such as the comprehensive post on sin, as well as the other “deadly” sins, including pride, lust, wrath, envy, gluttony, etc.
Select Bible Verses on Greed
- The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. – 1 Tim 6:10
- Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase. – Prov 13:11
See related WebDefs, such as sin, envy, lust, gluttony…
What are WebDefs?
WebDefs – simple definitions of key terms relating to ministry and healing arts – are a regular feature of NHM Ministrants. Offered in conjunction with select key scriptural passages and analysis, WebDefs can be a useful starting place for exploring a topic of interest.