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Commandment #10

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Exodus 20:17
"You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."

Hello guys and gals.
Yesterday was all in all a pretty good day. Asher is starting to feel better now. He had a temp. of 101, once yesterday but the rest of the time it was normal. My wife and I are now starting to get sick. I am congested today and tired. I am having a hard time breathing through my nose right now, but i should be better before to long.

I didn't eat as much as I should have in calories, but I didn't feel hungry any either. I got off work and went to the YMCA for some more racquetball. There is a guy I play with in the morning that is really good. He has been playing for 20 years. He gave me some pointers on how to get better and I can't wait to practice them tonight. I will if I am feeling better, that is.

Commandment #10 "You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor." The definition of covet is, To wish for longingly. Why would God put this as one of the commandments? I know God understands us better than we do ourselves. If we yearn for what others have we would never be happy, but not only that. Coveting leads to breaking other commandments, stealing, murder, adultery, and giving false testimony. When we want something, it is funny the things we would do get it. Be careful of desiring other peoples stuff. You may find yourself doing things you wouldn't normally do, to get them.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for this day and this chance to understand why You set these commandments. Lord thank You for the healing You have done in Asher's little body. Lord I ask that You help us to be mindful of our desires and wants. Lord I ask that You would go with us and guide us this day and help us to give you glory. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
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  • JOANIE69
    This is a good topic/commandment to make us think...like do we envy others who "get" something when we don't think they "deserved" it? (-like WALLAHALLA brought up). I remember once I worked very hard and long volunteer hours and even put some money into a local theatre company, always working in the background. They gave accolades (thanks) and some awards to others, but I was overlooked. It hurt. So I am glad that aspect was brought up too, and I have asked God to forgive me...it is better to have our reward in Heaven!

    Blessings, Joanie
    1871 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/1/2013 1:55:37 PM
    Glad to hear Asher is feeling better but sorry you and your wife ended up getting sick. Pray you both recover quickly....

    I remember growing up poor and wishing I had what others kids took for granted but GOD showed me that having things didn't make them happy....I was richer because I didn't have but still I found joy in each day....looking back I was the lucky one because what I have you can't buy.

    Thank you Jesus for the love you have placed in my heart by your grace and the Holy Spirit living inside of me.
    1871 days ago
    My Bible dictionary describes coveting as wishing that you have the item in question instead of the other person possessing it. It is more than just longing for something, but also desiring to deprive someone else of it. I know I have been guilty of that at times, questioning about whether someone else deserved to have their possessions.
    1872 days ago
    I learned racketball in the Army and really enjoyed it. Came home after and there are no courts and few who know the difference between racketball and handball.
    1872 days ago
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