The first of the crimes of people is avarice, which is greed, materialism, covetousness, acquisition lust and so forth. These are all things that are non-spiritual by their nature. This includes false spirituality as well as any invented philosophy or religion, or the desire to approach God on your terms, not His. But most greed is directed at things or pleasures or status and so forth.
To join house to house, is a reference to the acquisition of many homes or parcels of real-estate, to make bigger, as in cities or metropolis areas. This is a reference to the arrogance and pride of humanity in making or having more, and/or bigger and/or better. Homes are also where you live within your soul, or the pattern of life you choose for yourself. That too is your home.
To lay field to field, means to join larger parcels of real-estate, to cause to approach, to bring together into ones possession or view of the eye. The pride of wealth, or desire, or more. The greater focus of your entire life.
Until there be no more place, means simply until you have it all, or the ultimate greed or ownership or control. To be the master of the realm, so to speak. Until your mind and soul are completely absorbed in the greed, leaving no room for God.
To be placed alone, means until you have driven all others out and you have it all with no one else having anything. And in this case too, until you have driven God completely out of your life.
These terms can be used for individual greed or bureaucratic greed.
In the midst of the earth, means all that is in the world, for the individual or organization cannot control anything that is outside of this world. The spiritual world is inaccessible from the physical world.
These terms are not restricted to only real-estate, but apply to anything that you might consider as collectible or desirable. Just the mere fact that you want something as the solution to your objective of happiness or fulfillment in life, classifies you as avarice in your pattern of life.
And while this characteristic can apply to anyone in history, there will come a time at the end of history, when society worldwide on the whole, will be like this. And that will be the time of the most ruthless and horrific period in all of human history.
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