"Is masturbation a sin in Gods eyes?"
In all honesty, since masturbation isn’t addressed directly in the Bible…I have a hard time answering this question because it can go so many ways & I’ve read up on a lot of debates on it.
Scripture does not forbid masturbation directly. But Scripture is clear that illicit sexual fantasies are forbidden, which has a significant tie to masturbation. In Matthew 5:28, Jesus says “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
So I think the core of the issue is…the thoughts that are/can be involved in this act, are they pure & pleasing to God? Our thought life should be one of purity & joy. In that case, then yes, I believe masturbation is a sin.
Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.”
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"What are some things you think about when you hear greed? Do you have any bible verses based on greed? Some of my friends have been consumed by money, envy, and greed lately and I've been curious on the subject. One thing I know is that God will provide all that you will need if you believe in Him, serve Him, trust Him, and follow His plan that He made for you. I don't know what to say to them or how to even pray for them for that matter. Thank you very much! :)"
Greed, to me, is the love of money or the love of material possessions. There are several passages in scripture about greed that you can look up, including: Ephesians 5:5, James 4:2, 1 Timothy 6:9, Luke 12:15, 1 John 2:16, Matthew 6:24, James 4:3 and several more.
Keep praying that they will find contentment with whatever they have. True, God will provide what we need. But not necessarily what we want. What He provides may not be all that we want, but He will provide what is necessary for us according to His will & purpose, not ours, in order to bring Himself glory. Because remember, it’s not about us, it’s about God.
“Keep your lives free from the love of money & be content with what you have, because God has said ‘never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’” - Hebrews 13:5