The tenth commandment prohibits coveting things. Coveting is primarily a matter of the heart and involves craving and selfishly desiring possessions. In a very real sense, it is, at its root, a worship issue, one that leads to idolatry. Coveting is predominantly a people sin, in that it often involves our "neighbor," someone with whom we have a relationship. Violation of this commandment can result in disaster and even ruin, and it impedes spiritual maturity and can lead to other vices.