You only have to watch a few minutes of television before you’re bombarded with advertisements for everything under the sun. There are so many things out there you never knew you always needed!
We all know what it means to want something, to see what someone else has and wish we could have something similar. Let's examine the tenth commandment, you shall not covet.
It’s not wrong to have desires, to want a home, a family, a good life. But what happens when our “wants” become obsessions? Enjoy a helpful discussion to strengthen your faith!
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.”
There can be nothing wrong with wanting a bigger house or a nicer car, but when those desires become obsessions, it’s not long before we cross a line.
In a materialistic culture that calls for “bigger and better,” it’s difficult finding contentment with the deluge of options we’re presented.
The accumulation of possessions and wealth rarely leaves a person satisfied. Often they continue wanting just a little bit more. Perhaps you find yourself unhappy with what you have right now.
We don’t often think of sin as we would a disease ravaging our body, and yet, sin is toxic to our lives and ultimately to our souls. Look at 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?
No matter the size of our bank account, we’re called to have an attitude towards finances that honors God. Let's discuss the difficulties surrounding money, when you have too much of it, and when you have just enough to get by.