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The first nine commandments are concerned with both your inward desires and the outward actions that result from them. The 10th commandment is concerned only with your inward state. We can think of the 10th commandment as the watchman placed at the gate of the heart.
...Covetousness is behind every civil government program that takes from one group of people to give to another. The envy lobby has been extraordinarily successful in getting their desires enacted into law. They operate on the Marxist idea that the people who have money got it from exploiting the others. (That's like seeing a fat man and a skinny one and saying the fat man got that way at the expense of the skinny man.)
...When you are dead to yourself and alive to the Lord, you will have what Jesus called ‚Äúthe abundant life,‚ÄĚ which comes because you are free indeed. You never worry about tomorrow because you have full trust in the Lord today. You never fret or become jealous of what others have, because you have full contentment with what the Lord has given to you.
...How can covetousness be conquered? Here are 3 Biblical steps...