Trapped by Greed

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


I know of a lady who takes great delight in watching her hummingbird feeder. So many birds flock to the station that she refills it almost daily. A few weeks ago, she noticed fewer birds stopping by, and the feeder remained almost full.

It seems her feeder had been "claimed" by one big, bad bird. He watched from a nearby tree and attacked any bird that approached. He was an effective guard, but it took constant vigilance. It took all his time.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. That territorial bird may have thought he owned the feeder. In truth, he was trapped by his greed. The thing we live in fear of losing is the thing that clips our wings—in the high calling of our daily work.

In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping. (2 Peter 2:3)

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