“You shall have no other gods before me…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.”
Exodus 20:3, 17 NIV
The first and last of the Ten Commandments are closely intertwined. Webster’s dictionary says to covet is “to desire wrongfully, inordinately, or without due regard for the rights of others: to covet another’s property.” The things we desire that others have become like gods in our hearts, replacing God as priority and first love. The obsession to obtain the object(s) of our affection leaves no room or time for relationship with our Father.
What, if anything, has taken up space in your heart where God wants to be? would it look like if you addressed these timeless principles more seriously? Or maybe your battle is with another commandment? 🚦
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