No immoral, impure or greedy person … has any
inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Immorality and impurity. Bad stuff! Choosing to live in those ghettos instead of in God’s neighborhood can get you booted from the kingdom.
But greed? C’mon. What is greed doing in Paul’s sentence? It’s not all that bad is it?
Satan has done a number on us: we scorch the “bad stuff” sinners while applauding the greed-driven as they keep stacking up bigger piles of possessions.
Seventeen of Jesus’ 36 recorded parables dealt with such things as property, stewardship, and covetousness.
Paul bluntly stated that greed is idolatry (Col. 3:5), and said it puts eternal life at risk.
Never put comfort above Christ
or gain above God.