Monday, April 23, 2012

Basic Training For Christians 21

Exodus 20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

To covet something is to desire it so greatly that you would do almost anything to get it.  We all see things that we would like to have and I guess that is only normal.  It is when we become consumed with having them that it turns into covetousness.

Coveting things is the gateway to other sins. If you really look at many of the stories in the bible you will see that many great sins were committed because someone coveted something that did not belong to them.

Be thankful for the things that God has blessed you with.  If you are thankful for your blessings you are a lot less likely to covet the things that belong to someone else.

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