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Covetousness

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Covetous men must be the sport of Satan, for their grasping avarice neither lets them enjoy life nor escape from the second death. They are held by their own greed as surely as beasts with cords, or fish with nets, or men with chains. They may be likened to those foolish apes which in some countries are caught by narrow-necked vessels; into these corn is placed, the creatures thrust in their hands, and when they have filled them they cannot draw out their fists unless they let go the grain; sooner than do this they submit to be captured. Are covetous men then so like to beasts? Let them ponder and be ashamed.


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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Covetousness'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/fff/c/covetousness.html. 1870.

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