Dealing with Greed
If we want to head in a better way, in God's way, we have to get rid of those things which are incompatible with it. The better way God has for us is contrary to some of our natural desires. Often what we write off as "human nature" is in direct conflict with what God would have for us. In Colossians 3, we are told to deal with it in an extreme manner - put it to death. So how do we put to death that selfish part of human nature called greed?
Colossians 3:5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: ...greed, which is idolatry.