In J.K. Rowling’s now famous novel Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone there is a warning engraved on the doors of the bank:
Enter stranger, but take heed
Of what awaits the sin of greed
For those who take, but do not earn
Must pay most dearly in their turn.

It is good advice for anyone anytime, but it is especially good advice in a time when so many want to enjoy the fruits of labor but do not want to do the work that is necessary to earn them. Of course, the Bible is filled with warnings against greed in Old Testament and New. We do well to heed them.

View more sermon illustrations for inspiration for your next message.

Share This On:

About The Author

Robert Shannon, a retired preacher living in North Carolina, began preaching at the age of 16. He has preached in churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Florida, his longest ministry at First Christian Church of Largo Florida. Now in semi-retirement, he has preached regularly for churches in North Carolina and Tennessee. He has also contributed to kingdom work as a missionary to Eastern Europe and as a Bible College professor. He is past-president of the North American Christian Convention. Bob is the author or co-author of several books.

Related Posts