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He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live (15:27, NKJV). To be greedy for gain certainly applies to ambition and wealth. How many times have we come across a story that speaks to the destruction of a person and his (her) family because of the pursuit of wealth? What about ambition? Ambition might be associated with wealth, but not necessarily so. It generally pertains to position, such as a position within the work environment. When one struggles to get a handle on a greedy disposition, we all appreciate the trouble that comes from this. How much more so when there is no attempt to get a handle on it? The Holy Spirit is using greed in relation to bribes. The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. RT