September 22, 2008

The 10th Commandment

I openly admit I'm a sinner - saved by faith by the blood Jesus Christ, through the grace of God. The 10 commandments are a hard bunch of rules for man to live by. I go through waves of issues I deal with in regards to following God's commandments. There is one, however, that is consistently difficult: The 10th Commandment.

You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

I ask you this: what is the difference between coveting and admiring? For me it's a real thin line.

front view

About a 1/2 a mile away this beautiful house is being built. I drive past it almost daily. If I was to build my dream home.. this would be it. I love the stone, the windows and angle the garage is to the rest of the home.

back view

At what point does coveting occur? When you don't want the owners to have what you want? or when you are just not happy or even content with what you already have? Something to chew on today. I know and understand that my life here on earth is only temporary compared to eternity with our Heavenly Father... It amazes me how deep my sinful nature can be.


Anonymous said...

I've been there way too many times. It is a process for sure. Now, I covet things like time... like I wish I had more time like so and so (especially in the blog world) to do what they do, etc.

make sense?

oh, that house must cost lots of money!! and think about the heating costs... just trying to help you : )

letterstoelijah said...

Thanks Denise! The heating costs would be terrible... but also cleaning it!