Definition of coveting: “over-desire” of things we don’t have. Categories of coveting:
- Neighbor’s life
Many people see “no’s” in the Ten Commandments but there is beauty on the other side such as truth, generosity, rest, trust and honor. The other side of coveting is to “be content”.
Coveting is misplaced desire.
Our purpose is only in Jesus. First commandment is to love God. Result is the 10th – we’re content.
Treasure Jesus. When we covet we say “I deserve” “You’re not fair’” “You owe me”.
Phil 4:11 contentment must be learned.
Secret is I can do it through Christ. We need Him alone. He is sufficient. When will He be enough?
When is coveting too much?
- We exalt ourselves, not humble ourselves
- Stimulates evil, not good
- Doesn’t bring God glory
What are we pursuing that will be in the trash can soon? What do I want and why? Does God want it?
This one pricked me in the area of possessions and specifically our home. I always feels like the next picture, chair, wall color, lamp will make it just right.
What is the one thing/person you’re longing for that is keeping you from experiencing God?
When will Jesus be enough?