Sacred: Week 11
“You must not covet your neighbor’s house. You must not covet your neighbor’s wife, male or female servant, ox or donkey, or anything else that belongs to your neighbor.” – Exodus 20:17
We closed out our series on the Ten Commandments this week with a look at the tenth. Darvaris Peterson walked us through the idea that because it is the last commandment, many folks overlook it. The reality though is that it deals with a heart issue that can eventually lead to breaking the other commandments. The beginning of coveting is when the heart desires more because it is discontent with what it has. When that desire leads to discontentment it eventually consumes us, and then coveting happens. Darvaris helped us look at how to fight against discontentment – especially in a culture that tells us that greater consumption leads to greater contentment. In 1 Timothy 6, Paul tells the Philippian church that he has found the key to contentment in Jesus. In the Church we often refer to Jesus being the only one who could satisfy our debt to the Father. But the sentence could be stopped at Jesus is the only One who can satisfy. In Him is true contentment.
So, where does that leave you? Does your heart long for more stuff? Does it lead to you lying, stealing or even hating your neighbor to get ahead? If you have come to the place where you realize Jesus is the only way to contentment, we’d love to start a conversation. You can reach out to us by email and let’ start a conversation.