You shall not covet your neighbor's ..
Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Exodus 20:17
Exodus 20:17 NIV
"You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."
The Covetous Heart
The thing I want is the thing I need... But the thing I need is the thing I do not have... And because I do not have it, my life will remain unfulfilled.
Romans 7:7-8 NIV
What shall we say, then? Is the law sinful? Certainly not! Nevertheless, I would not have known what sin was had it not been for the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, "You shall not covet." But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, produced in me every kind of coveting. For apart from the law, sin was dead.
Coveting and Worship
#1 - We should have no other gods before Him... #10 - We don’t need any other gods besides Him.
Psalm 73:25 NIV
Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
Philippians 4:10-13 NIV
I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
(1) Express Gratitude to God; (2) Express Gladness for Others; (3) Express Generosity with Your Possessions.