THURSDAY 9TH NOV.,2017
TOPIC: THE WORD FROM THE TOP (8)
TEXT: Exodus 20:17 “you shall not covet your neighbors’ house; you shall not covet your
neighbors wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbors…”
In the last of the Ten Commandments, God told His people: ‘You shall not covet your neighbour’s house…[nor] your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbour.’ Coveting means grasping and craving for things that don’t belong to you.
A preacher said, ‘Covetousness is simply craving more of what you have enough of already’. It’s why Paul writes, “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 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. (1 Tim. 6:6-10).
There’s nothing wrong with wanting more in life, as long as you’re enjoying the things God has already given you, and you’re sharing them with others.
MEDITATION: 1 Tim.6:6
2 Kings 22, Heb. 4, Joel 1, Ps. 140-141
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