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What greed can do

A man who did estate auctions told me he has seen a family divide over who would get an item once owned by a deceased parent. 97 more words

Exodus 20:1-21 - Grace, the Law, and Covetousness

From a sermon delivered by Andrew Reid on 7 August 2016:

Starting in the right place – Grace, then the Law.

[1] And God spoke all these words, saying, [2] “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 989 more words

Covetousness

Considering Contentment in Church Life, Part 2

Last week I brought up the envy and discontentment that we can feel in church life because our church is as “x, y or z” as another church. 949 more words

Blessed Assurance for Those Who Trust In God

Where can we find comfort in a troubled and uncertain world? Who will be there for us unconditionally? What remarkable effects should unconditional love produce? 1,842 more words

Faith

Covetousness – The Gateway Drug

Luke 12:14-15

But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?”  And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” 644 more words

Life

Contentment

Great contentment! Who shall learn of it, and its great joy and peace which comes from it? Contentment comes not from the things of this earth, but rather, from rejoicing in His goodness and glory. 272 more words

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Covetousness:A Closer Look

The key to understanding this commandment is in the definition of the word “covet.” Two different Hebrew words are used in the passages condemning coveting (Exodus 20:17; Deuteronomy 5:21), and both mean “to lust after or to long for with great desire.” Since the commandments are given as “you shall not’s,” the desire in this case is for something that is not the property of the desirer and not rightfully his to long after. 1,303 more words