This is a Bible study on Do NOT Covet.
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If ye love me, keep my commandments.
This is a Bible Study on the 10th commandment of
the 10 commandments spoken of in Exodus 20.
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.
Thou shalt not covet is
the tenth commandment God gave to us.
Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's
neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house,
his field, or his
manservant, or his maidservant,
his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour's.
Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife,
shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house,
his field, or his manservant, or his
his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour's.
Covetousness is a sin of the heart when we desire that which
does not belong to us.
When we realize that God is enough, our wants and desires are
fulfilled with Christ. We are to be content in Christ Jesus, fulfilled by
the grace of God in all things.
Just like the apostle Paul, I have learned to be content
in whatever state I am in (Philippians 4:11) though Christ Jesus.
To covet means to wish for enviously. To covet means to desire that which belongs to another.
There is covetousness of wanting, desiring what someone else
owns or has, but there is also covetousness of wishing for enviously.
God says we are to put to death covetousness that is in
The word of God reads that anyone who covets is an
idolater. And we know by the scripture of God that ALL idolaters
will have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and
and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall
have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the
People who fear God, people of truth hate covetousness.
Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men,
such as fear God,
men of truth, hating covetousness;
and place such over them, to be rulers of
and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:
The Lord hates covetousness
For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire,
and blesseth the covetous,
whom the LORD abhorreth.
Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.
We are to give and not be greedy
He coveteth greedily all the day long:
but the righteous
giveth and spareth not.
Promises to those who do not covet
The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great
oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.
Covetousness is evil and defiles man
Covetousness is evil and defiles any person.
For from within, out of the heart of men,
evil thoughts, adulteries,
Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness,
and evil eye,
blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
All these evil things come from within and defile the man.
Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house,
that he may set
his nest on high,
that he may be delivered from the power of evil!
We are ALL subject to God's laws
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers,
is no power but of God:
the powers that be are ordained of God.
Whosoever therefore resisteth the power,
resisteth the ordinance of God:
they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery,
Thou shalt not
kill, Thou shalt not steal,
Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not
covet; and if there be any other commandment,
it is briefly comprehended in this
Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Beware of covetousness
Beware of covetousness, watch out for covetousness,
take heed of covetousness, don't let it creep into your life in any way.
We are to make a purposeful, conscious effort to avoid covetousness, any form
of covetousness, at all cost, in our lives.
And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness:
for a man's
life consisteth not in the abundance
of the things which he possesseth.
God tells us in His Holy word that our life consists not in
the abundance of things that we possess. Our life consists in the
abundance of God's grace.
covet will NOT inherit the kingdom of God
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards,
nor revilers, nor
extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 6:10
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness,
it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting,
which are not convenient:
but rather giving of things.
For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who
is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Here, in this scripture from God, we see that a covetous
man is called an idolater and has NO inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ.
more information on idolaters see - NO IDOLS
Put to death covetousness in your life
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth;
fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection,
evil concupiscence, and
covetousness, which is idolatry:
Covetousness is defined as idolatry and greed.
Do not covet money
For the love of money is the root of all evil:
some coveted after,
they have erred from the faith,
and pierced themselves
through with many sorrows.
1 Timothy 6:10
God detests the love of money so much that He said that
the love of money is the root of all evil. This is a
very powerful statement, that too few people learn.
Not only did God say that the love of money is the root of all
evil, but He said those which covet after money have erred
from the faith AND pierced themselves with many sorrows.
Here, God says that those who covet money, love money, make a
mistake, they err from their faith in God. When someone loves money, it
becomes their focus, their faith. They put their faith in the dollar,
instead of placing their complete faith in God. They love money and think
that the dollar will bring them security and happiness and peace. Money is
not the god of peace. There is only one God of peace. There is only
one God who gives comfort and security and true happiness and peace, the Lord
God Most High, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Make note that God did not say that "money is the root of
all evil", NO, God said that "the love of money is the root of all
evil". So what's the difference? Simply put having money is not
evil, it is "the love of money" that is evil.
When we put anything above God, when we love anything more
than God we are participating in idolatry, we are placing a god above the one
true living God. God said that "thou shalt have no other gods before me",
this includes "the love of money".
There are numerous scriptures where God teaches us the evil of
the love of money. We are to store up riches in Heaven, not riches on this
earth. God knows the temptations that we face every day. God knows
how the love of money can corrupt even the most faithful of His servants.
God knows the love of money can make us err from our faith in Him. This is
why He talks about the evil of the love money so much in His word.
In the last days of the world, more and more people will become covetous
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall
come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud,
blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers,
despisers of those that are good,
Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures
more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness,
but denying the power thereof:
from such turn away.
2 Timothy 3:1-5
When you realize that you have everything you need
through Christ Jesus,
because you have the most important thing in life, you have God, you will
be content with what you have and you will not covet.
God is enough!!
Be content with what you have. We have God,
Let your conversation be without covetousness;
and be content with such things as ye have:
for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
God said He will never leave us and
He will never forsake us!
How absolutely wonderful is God's grace! What more does anyone need?
Love the Lord thy God and keep his commandments.
Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD
to walk in his ways, and to fear him.
Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God,
and keep his charge, and his statutes,
and his judgments, and his commandments, alway.
Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the
which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him
his commandments to a thousand generations;
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