The Abyss of Behemoth

Saturday, July 22, 2023

Operation Deimos (Week 28)

Wealth is treacherous, and the arrogant are never at rest.
They open their mouths as wide as the grave, and like death, they are never satisfied. In their greed they have gathered up many nations and swallowed many peoples.
Habakkuk 2:5 (NLT) 😇✝🙏
"Greed (Latin, avaritia), also known as avarice, cupidity, or covetousness, is, like lust and gluttony, a sin of desire. However, greed (as seen by the Church) is applied to an artificial, rapacious desire and pursuit of material possessions.

Thomas Aquinas wrote, "Greed is a sin against God, just as all mortal sins, in as much as man condemns things eternal for the sake of temporal things." In Dante's Purgatory, the penitents are bound and laid face down on the ground for having concentrated excessively on earthly thoughts." - Wikipedia: Seven deadly sins/Greed

"Hoarding of materials or objects, theft and robbery, especially by means of violence, trickery, or manipulation of authority are all actions that may be inspired by greed. Such misdeeds can include simony, where one attempts to purchase or sell sacraments, including Holy Orders and, therefore, positions of authority in the Church hierarchy." - Wikipedia: Seven deadly sins/Greed

Do not cause anyone to stumble,
whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God.
1 Corinthians 10:32 (NIV) Their riches will not last, and their wealth will not endure.
Their possessions will no longer spread across the horizon.
Job 15:29 (NLT) 😇✝️🙏

Dweller at the Threshold | The Chaplain's Chair

This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities
with Spirit-taught words.
1 Corinthians 2:13 (NIV) ✝

For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 6:12 (NLT) ✝

How long, O LORD?
How long will the wicked be allowed to gloat?
Psalm 94:3 (NLT) ✝

How can I curse those whom God has not cursed?
How can I denounce those whom the LORD has not denounced?
Numbers 23:8 (NIV) ✝

Please come and curse these people for me because they are too powerful for me. Then perhaps I will be able to conquer them and drive them from the land. I know that blessings fall on any people you bless, and curses fall on people you curse.
Numbers 22:6 (NLT) ✝

This is what the LORD says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man,
who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart
turns away from the LORD."
Jeremiah 17:5 (NIV) ✝

‘Cursed is he who withholds justice from the foreigner, the fatherless, or the widow.’ And let all the people say, ‘Amen!’
Deuteronomy 27:19 (BSB) ✝

‘Cursed is he who strikes down his neighbor in secret.’
And let all the people say, ‘Amen!’
Deuteronomy 27:24 (BSB) ✝

With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness.
James 3:9 (NIV) ✝

Let those who are experts at cursing— whose cursing could rouse Leviathan— curse that day.
Job 3:8 (NLT) ✝

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret
will reward you.
Matthew 6:6 (ESV) ✝ Do not grant the wicked their desires, LORD;
do not let their plans succeed.
Psalm 140:8 (NIV) ✝