Re:Verse passage –Exodus 20:17 (day four)

“You shall not covet…anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

When is “enough”, enough? It is so easy for us to fall into the trap of seeing the things that are around us that we do not have and want them. We are constantly bombarded with lies that what we have is not enough. There is a better car to drive. There is a newer gadget. There is a more beautiful house down the street. There is a great school for your kids, just not in your area. None of these things in and of themselves is a sin to have.

The rub comes from our desires in wanting more. Do we trust that God gives us all that we need? In Deuteronomy 28, God promises that if we follow Him and trust Him, He will give to us abundantly. In Matthew 6, Jesus reminds us that God knows what we need and gives to us appropriately. It can be difficult to not want more at times. But God’s word reminds us that we have to trust that He gives us more than enough.

Jimmy Gunn
Associate Pastor, Preschool & Elementary

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