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WHEN DESIRE IS WRONG
AUGUST 20, 1995
SERIES: THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
A. IS IT WRONG TO DESIRE SOMETHING?
1. Is it wrong to make statements like:
a. I wish I had a car like that?
b. I wish I could live in a house like that.
2. When does desire become wrong? That is the focus of the tenth
B. THIS COMMANDMENT ACTUALLY COVERS ALL THE REST OF THE
1. The first two deal with making a god out of anything. Coveting literally
makes a god out of things.
2. Taking the name of the Lord our God in vain is the subject of the third
commandment. Using the name of the Lord in the wrong manner is
intended here. Because of covetous hearts Annanias and Sapphira lied to
God about the sell of a piece of property.
3. The fourth commandment deals with a day of worshp. How many take this
day in vain because of a lust for things.
4. The fifth commandment speaks of honoring father and mother. How many
adult children neglect their parents because of their own material pursuits.
5. "You shall not murder". Many have been killed over money and things
money can buy.
6. Stealing: This is a very obvious act of covetousness.
7. "Do not commit adultery." The tenth commandment says " do not desire
your neighbor's wife..."
8. Do not lie. Covetousness will cause you to lie about a person in order to
steal their good name, etc..
(You cannot break one commandment without breaking at least two of them.)
C. TODAY ...
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