NCF Sunday Worship

Oct 2, 2022    Pastor Bob Becker

Are we content with what the Lord has chosen to give us? Dreaming about having what God has not given often reveals our idols and our lack of contentment. Are we envious of what others have? The 10th commandment by addressing covetousness is addressing a sin of desire. Not all desires are sinful. We have a desire to eat or work on something that is useful. We desire friendship, family, and being a part of a close-knit community. Sin just has a way of corrupting our desires causing us to eat too much, to over work, to be jealous of others. Coveting leads to other sins—stealing, adultery, lying, dishonoring authority, idolatry, failing to rest in the joy of the Lord being content with all He has given us. The 10th commandment starts on the inside showing us why we break the other commandments. Our hearts are not right. For this reason, Jesus said, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (Matt. 6:33 ESV).” Trust in Jesus overcomes a covetous heart.