The Random Bibliophile

by Renee Alexis

Renee Alexis
20-something Filipina, an introvert who loves young adult fiction, brush pens, Taylor Swift, and BTS. Coffee runs in my bloodstream.


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Thought of the Day: Greed and What It Does To Men

 Greed and What It Does To Men
For the past few weeks, I have been a constant listener of podcasts. One weekend ago while I was listening to one of the channels I'm subscribed to, I was introduced to the Victory Podcast by a close friend. It's a podcast of preaching and I instantly fell in love. My favorite preacher is Pastor Jeff Eliscupidez and while I have branched out to listening to other pastors, he remains to be the preacher I listen to over and over again. I have been looking for preaching videos and podcasts so being introduced to this one was very timely.

I haven't been the most religious in the past few months. I haven't been going to church every week and there is no excuse for that. But I am so thankful that I have this media to listen so I can be close again to God through his words.

There is one particular preaching that has stuck with me and I have listened to it thrice already. It's about the subject of money and how men tend to love it more than anything else in the world. It's innate for humans to be greedy and I am not an exception. But I have been given the chance to re-evaluate my life and my priorities. Discern and restrain. These are the 2 words that I have plucked out from the preaching and I have been applying it to my life since. This preaching is so powerful because as I was listening to it, I have been given so many things to think about. And I have realized a lot of things in my life that I have to do something about.

I have witnessed first hand what greed does to a man and I never want to be like that. Greed is vicious and it makes you lose your humanity. I hope and pray that people who have succumbed to greediness will find a way out of it while they are still alive.

I make time to listen to the word of God because I have seen a change in myself that I have always wanted to have. I am calmer and slower to react and I have been able to hold my tongue on moments when I have heightened emotions. And it has been doing wonders for my anxiety. Listening to these preachings have helped a lot about my inner struggles and my mental state.

I have been selfish in most of my years but I am slowly learning and teaching myself to be selfless through the word of the Lord. I will always be grateful that He is there for me. And I want God to be happy and proud of who I am and who I will become. x


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