EXODUS 20: 17 "You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."
My neighbor gets a new car. My friend gets a new house. Another friend gets the latest I-Phone. I have two ways to deal with that. I can celebrate and be happy for my friends and neighbor or I can be so demoralized that they have something I don’t have that I no longer talk to them and I work hard at trying to figure out how I can get what they have. “Life isn’t fair,” I complain. I hate life, I hate my neighbor, I hate my friends, and I hate God because I never get anything. If this is the way God treats his friends, I’d rather be God’s enemy. Coveting is like a cancer that eats away at us and destroys everything including our relationship with God. Perhaps I need to focus on all that God has given me. Amen