The Christian And Covetousness.
1. Covetousness is defined as A. Excessively and culpably desirous of the possessions of another. B. Marked by extreme desire to acquire or possess.
2. Covetousness is wanting more of stuff. It is a craving that takes hold of your soul and makes you dissatisfied with what you have. It makes you look at another woman and wish that you had what they have. Hebrews 13:5 says our lives should be without covetousness.
3. Covetousness is an insane drive for material possessions. It makes you lose your sanity over money and material stuff. Covetousness makes you compromise your Christian values and sell your soul for material possessions.
4. Some people get married, not out of love but out of a craving to possess the wealth of another. Getting married out of covetousness is a sure recipe for marital disaster.
5. The Bible says that Godliness with contentment is great gain-ITimothy 6:6. Contentment simply means being satisfied with what you have and where you presently are in life. Contentment means being at peace with where you are and what you have.
6. Covetousness makes you believe that having the latest cars, shoes, bags and dresses will make you relevant, happy and fulfilled. But the truth is that covetousness is an evil task master that keeps driving you until you have totally destroyed your life. Covetousness will steal your peace, joy and happiness from you. Covetousness makes you miserable because you don’t own certain things in your life.
7. Covetousness causes you to make decisions that are materialistic and money driven, not God driven or God inspired decisions. A money motivated life is headed for destruction, sooner or later. Covetousness will make you lose out on God’s perfect design for your life. Not everything that glitters is gold. Some shiny stuff will destroy you.
8. Covetousness will lead you into a life of loss and pain. Debts pile up and money becomes your god. You will waste an inheritance because you want to impress the world or you want to compete with the world.
9. If you really want to be happy, you should ask the Lord to break the hold of covetousness over your life. Let the Lord bring a sense of contentment into your life.
10. There’s turmoil and pain for the covetous but there’s peace for the one who practices contentment.