Ten Commandments (10)

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21 “‘And you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. And you shall not desire your neighbor’s house, his field, or his male servant, or his female servant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.’

God gives to each of us our rightful portion. God gives us enough to survive but not so much that we lose focus of Him. It is not our responsibility to focus on what God has desired to provide growth in our neighbor. When we desire what belongs to them we lose sight of the work of God and think that we might know better. Looking toward our neighbor’s path leads us away from our own. We live life in the fullness of God’s desire for us when we follow the unique light that He shines on our path to guide our steps. Striving toward the position of someone else leaves us open to trying to create a shortcut in our own journey which is design to bring us into the fullness of God’s plan for us. We should take joy in God’s provision for our neighbor and help him to take care of what belongs to him as we rejoice in what God provides for our sanctification without comparison which could only hinder our ability to show our neighbor the love God has told us we are to provide for everyone.

(Proverbs 19:2) Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.

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