This is a Bible study on Do NOT Covet. Click here for a printable Bible Study Guide.
This is a Bible Study on the 10th commandment of the 10 commandments spoken of in Exodus 20.
Thou shalt not covet is the tenth commandment God gave to us.
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 our lives.
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 hell.
People who fear God, people of truth hate covetousness.
The Lord hates covetousness
We are to give and not be greedy
Promises to those who do not covet
Covetousness is evil and defiles man
Covetousness is evil and defiles any person.
We are ALL subject to God's laws
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.
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.
People who covet will NOT inherit the kingdom 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.
For more information on idolaters see - NO IDOLS
Put to death covetousness in your life
Covetousness is defined as idolatry and greed.
Do not covet money
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
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, we need nothing else.
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.
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