Each of us has an innate desire to acquire more and more stuff, to satisfy a longing in our hearts. And if we’re not careful, we can take those desires too far.
Throughout history godly men and women have looked for ways to avoid letting their desires take priority in their life. It’s not easy! Let's unravel the tenth commandment, which says, “You shall not covet.”
How far is too far in chasing your desires? At what point does coveting come in and take control?
When envy strikes, it lays hold of our contentment and brings us no peace. Perhaps someone else received the promotion you wanted. Or a friend is successfully using her talents while you’re struggling to figure out if you have any talents at all.
Most of us know what it’s like to chase after something we’d love to own, only to discover that owning it doesn’t make us happy at all! It’s part of the study on the tenth commandment, “you shall not covet.”
Contentment is often an elusive quality. Here one minute and gone the next. What does it mean to be content with what we have, in a world offering more of what we don’t need?
There’s something in our human nature that says if my neighbor has it, I want it! Why does the grass always appear greener in someone else’s yard? Do you find that you're deeply dissatisfied?
Take a look in your garage, wade through the stuff in your closets, what are you holding on to that could serve its purpose elsewhere? Perhaps it’s time for a little spring cleaning at your house!
There are only so many hours in a day. And when we have multiple things vying for our attention, it’s not always easy to say yes to one, and let the others go by.
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No matter how hard we try, how perfect our life seems to appear, we all fall short of the mark.
So often we try to fill the longing in our hearts with things. Stuff. We think, once I have that new job, or that new house, I’ll be satisfied. Only God can fill the void in our lives. Nothing else comes close.
Do we own possessions? Or do our possessions own us? Part of an in-depth study on the tenth commandment, “Thou shall not covet.”
How much wealth does a man need? How much influence or respect? Is there a limit to the things we crave? An important message on the realities of greed.