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Beware Of Covetousness




Focus: Luke 12:13 - KJV

13. And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.

 

Luke 12:13-15

 

It is a beautiful day when every living soul ought to praise God for who they are and what they have. There is none that the Lord made that He did not provide for. However, for some people, no matter the extent of their provision, the height of their position or status in life or the strength the Lord has bestowed them with, it is that which others who ordinarily are considered lower than them, possess that they are enticed to. This is not something the Lord supports. It is indeed borne out of wickedness. Incidentally, not only do they so covet, they even beg the Lord to help them to fulfil their lusts by praying to Him over it. God is not given to injustice and wickedness and will never support such.

 

David was a man after God’s own heart. He took Nabal’s wife over when he died and God did not complain. But then, he got enticed to Uriah’s wife. The man had just that one wife, while David had many. Uriah was a mere soldier in David’s army while David was the Commander in Chief thereof, being the king. The wealth of David was sufficient to buy many spinsters to him to marry, but he would rather have the wife of the peasant Uriah in addition to his existing harem. This covetousness eventually led him to lie and then to kill. There are many in the same boat today. The murder David committed, if not unearthed by the Lord through prophesy, was meant to be covered.

 

The Lord is saying to us today that godliness with contentment is great gain. If we be contented with that which God has given us, we are not likely to offend him in lusting after what others have. If David had asked for another woman, the Lord would have permitted him. So, if we also ask God genuinely for what we need (and not necessarily what we want), He would gladly give us. The covered-up murder that many in high offices have committed out of their insatiable desires and covetous ways are crying out to God just like the blood of Abel. Unlike David, they are still hiding in the belief that no one knows. Yet, God knows and He is wondering when they will confess their sins that they may receive mercy.

 

SOLUTION: Do not develop interest in anything that belongs to your neighbor, no matter how enticing the same may be. Be satisfied with those things that the Lord has given you. Where you need anything else, ask the Lord directly.

 

Please pray:

·      Give thanks to God for daily loading you with benefits

·      Ask God to forgive you for not appreciating Him enough for all He has given unto you

·      Ask that the Lord will please meet you at the points on your need

·      Ask God to please sanctify your eyes, and by extension your desires, by His Spirit so that nothing will entice you that is not meant for you

·      Ask this day for your daily bread

 

If you are blessed by this post, kindly share with your contacts, as well as others, that they may be blessed also. Thank you and may God bless you abundantly as you do so, in Jesus’ name.

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