January 6, 2009

We Are Not Covert About What We Covet No Matter How We Try To Cover It

10-You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
Exodus 20:17 (NASB)
I left this one by itself because most of us cannot make 5 steps out of bed in the morning before we blindside ourselves with this one. We think we have it covered, we try to keep it secret, but we are covetous deep down inside and it usually bubbles up to and onto the surface.

Somewhere someone has something we want, and want to the point of coveting it. This one is easy to miss since it is designed to be about thoughts and words more than deeds, attitude more than action. We do not have to do anything other than bounce it around our furry little brains. And since it goes on inside us, it is easy to hide from everyone. But God. He knows and cares, even if He is not in your face about it right now.

If you are honest with yourself, this is the one you know is easiest for you to break. This one was broken shortly after, or maybe just as the ball hit bottom in Times Square to announce 2009.

But no one is going to call you on it but yourself. And God. He may not get in your face, but He will get to you about it someday.

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