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THE GREED TRAP

It is true that sin is a self snare. In a move against the Mafia’s control of the Fulton Fish Market in New York City, the case was broken open when investigators discovered that the mob boss had transferred $168,000 from a high interest fund to a low interest bank account so that he could get free bonus TVs. Why would a man who was squeezing millions in cash payoffs from the fish market bother with free TVs? The answer is greed--and his greed trapped him.

(Williams, D., & Ogilvie, L. J. (1986). Vol. 13: The Preacher’s Commentary Series, Volume 13 : Psalms 1-72. The Preacher’s Commentary series (96). Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson Inc.).

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