3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. 4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
- Uh oh, is Paul getting all in our business here? Yep. It's interesting that 'greed' is included in this list. Most think that it is because at the heart of these destructive actions / behaviors is SELF. We want, so we take, whether we should or not. We desire attention, so we use words and jokes off the bathroom walls to gain that attention. Greed is, by it's very nature, a sin of excess. It's a lust and a desire for the extreme. I think if we begin to control the envy and self-centered attitude, we begin to live more as God intended for His people. Also interesting is that we are directed to replace all of these "out of place" actions with thanksgiving. Just think about that for a while ...... now imagine the next time you, or I, are tempted to engage in foolish talk or let out an obscenity. Thanksgiving.
- What great counsel! Be careful, live wisely, make the most out of today, don't be foolish, be filled with the Holy Spirit in a very special way. I know that a lot of my own bad decisions could have been prevented by heeding this counsel.