“Greedy Dogs” is what God calls the blind watchmen of Israel in the book of Isaiah. The church is in distress because of these greedy dogs. Let’s see what the Word of God says about them. Isaiah 56:8-12,
8. “The Lord God which gathereth the outcast of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him.
9. All ye beast of the field, come to devour, yea, all ye beast in the forest.
10. His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.
11. Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.
12. Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow will be as this day, and much more abundant”.
God had made a promise to the nation of Israel, that was not a respect of persons. Read the first seven verses of this same chapter. God included all, even those who felt unworthy. And also the stranger that joined themselves to the Israelites under the covenant of God. Then God calls the greedy dogs, “beast of the field”, because that’s what they act like. They come to devour everything around them, they are greedy and selfish, and take advantage of them who are weak, and those who are weak and yet think they are strong. This prey is ignorant of the word of God just as the greedy dogs are ignorant of the judgment of God they are bringing on themselves.
And here we are today, in 2013, these men, and in some cases women, are looting the church for personal gain. They have no real love for God, for if they did, they would not have the contempt for His people that they do. There is nothing wrong with being rich, it’s the motive behind the wealth, and getting it, that can be a detriment to the one possessing it. These greedy dogs covet the wealth of others and will stop at almost nothing to get it. They become like the world in there hearts, and disregard the commandments of God to love His people and care for them. Yes, the workman is worthy of his hire, but these greedy dogs go far above this hire.
In I Timothy 6:7-12, the Apostle Paul warns the young minister Timothy of the love of money:
7. “For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
8. And having food and raiment, let us be therewith content.
9. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lust, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
10. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
11. But thou, O man of God flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
12. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold an eternal life, whereunto thou are also called, and has professed a good profession before many witnesses.
Some of these greedy dogs feel it is necessary to go on national TV and flaunt their foolishness before a nation that already does not take the church seriously. To the world the church has become full of hypocrites, thieves, whoremongers, homosexuals, liars and on and on.
Clarence McClendon, Ron Gibson, Noel Jones, Dietrich Haddon, Wayne Chaney, and Jay Haizlip, are just the latest to go on reality TV in the fall of this year, according to an article in the Christian Post, to bring more shame to the church that Jesus Christ died for. They think it is important to keep up with the world when it comes to possessions. They are no longer meek in their hearts, but ravenous wolves, beasts of the field, and reprobate in their spiritual understanding. They have become friends with the world and enemies to God.
These men need much prayer, and someone to tell them the truth. They may not agree, or even listen, but they must be given the opportunity to repent of there evil ways, after that it truly is between them and God.
I Timothy 6:10