Jesus said: “Be careful, do not covet, for life does not come from your possessions.”
A premise that flatly contradicts all of the political axioms of every nation on earth, A man's "standard of living," calculated by prevailing yardsticks, is in reality no such thing. "The world in every age has bypassed or refused to acknowledge the truth of this principle, and yet every age has abounded with proofs of its truth." BCC -> Commentary on 12:15 --F21 and To Compare Many Commentaries Open Luke 12:15
How this attitude got started
Imitating Satan’s Selfishness –How does He teach us to do that? Learn From Cain and Nimrod. Study
2. Now it was Nimrod who excited them to such an affront and contempt of God. He was the grandson of Ham, the son of Noah, a bold man, and of great strength of hand. He persuaded them not to ascribe it to God, as if it was through his means they were happy, but to believe that it was their own courage which procured that happiness. He also gradually changed the government into tyranny, seeing no other way of turning men from the fear of God, but to bring them into a constant dependence on his power. He also said he would be revenged on God, if he should have a mind to drown the world again; for that he would build a tower too high for the waters to be able to reach! and that he would avenge himself on God for destroying their forefathers !
or3. Now the multitude were very ready to follow the determination of Nimrod, and to esteem it a piece of cowardice to
submit to God; and they built a tower,
Chapter 4 paragraph 2
Concerning The Tower Of Babylon, And The Confusion Of Tongues
Christianity Subverted –The True Cause Behind All The Division- Understanding
28.htm Is Jehovah God Buying Your Love ? or Does Jehovah God buy any man’s respect?
Does Jehovah God Reward Christians Today With Material Things? 28.htm.
Love never faileth:
but whether there be prophecies, they shall be done away; whether there be tongues, they shall cease;
whether there be knowledge, it shall be done away.
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