Monday, April 27, 2020
Daily Devotion: Covetous People
Bible Reading: Exodus 20:17 & Joshua 7:1-9, 20-26
Key Verse: Ex 20:17 - “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.”
Key Words: Thou shalt not covet
Are you aware of the fact that covetousness always destroys? On every occasion in God’s Word where you find the word covet, covets, coveteth, covetousness you always find death and destruction…every time. No wonder God told His people, “Thou shalt not covet.”
Recently I laid a small circle of poison around a hill of stinging ants. Thinking the tiny granules of poison were food, the ants began to pick them up and carry them throughout the colony. I returned later to see how well the poison was working. Hundreds of the stinging ants were carrying the poison down into their hill. Then I noticed a hole in the circle of poison. Some of the poison was moving the opposite way-away from the hill. Some smaller, non-stinging ants had found this “food” and were stealing it from their ant neighbors. Thinking they were getting the other ants’ treasure, they poisoned themselves. When we see someone with more than we have, we must beware. The hunger to beg, borrow, or steal our way into what is theirs may poison us spiritually.
Covetousness…a 100% guarantee to destroy!!
What to do:
✞ Ask God to give you victory over covetousness. Live with contentment.
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