The Christian And Covetousness

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.

Blessings.

Advertisements

3 Comments

Filed under Teaching

3 responses to “The Christian And Covetousness

  1. Jimohsamson

    Tanx sir 4ur words,am realy blessed by it&ave also get a prayer point 4rm it.My prayer is dat may u nt lack d sufficiency of d power of GOD sir.

  2. Hickmat Abu Seidu

    pls sir am a 16yrs gal who is student and ur books ar my guide.i really love reading them than anything.THANKS 4 UR EMOTIONAL DRIVE.GOD RICHLY BLESS U.

  3. Hickmat Abu Seidu

    i love ur book CRACKING THE DESTINY CODE;LOVE,LUST OR LIES;LIES ABOUT SEX AND RULES 4 TEENS.STAY BLESSED.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s