Do Not Covet What Is Not Yours

It’s amazing the things people do to get their way in life. Some people lie just to get what their heart desires, no matter the consequence. It doesn’t matter that there won’t be much money left for food for their family’s sake. Their family suffers and are left in need because of these bad choices. Greed makes us inconsiderate of others needs. Choices are made for the sake of the person only, even if it hurts another. Imagine if your grandfather was old and partially blind and before his death he wanted to divide his inheritance to his kids and grandkids. However, there was one of your brothers that was going to get something you wanted. Would you go so far as disguise yourselves appearance, scent and voice just to obtain your brothers inheritance? Most of you would say no, and I am grateful you are putting God first. However, there are many lives that are so far gone that they’d rather have what their heart desires rather than be close to God. If your heart is distant from God, seek Him today. Come to Him and believe and you will blessed beyond measure. What God offers is eternal. His ways are righteous. If we seek Him, then He will teach us to choose the right and make better choices.

In the days of Isaac and Jacob, there was a time when Jacob coveted Esau’s blessing. Even Rebekah, his mom, was in on Jacob getting the primary blessing and not Esau. So it came to pass, that Rebekah told her son Jacob to disguise himself in order to appear as Esau. She also told him to get his favorite food that Esau made and bring it to Isaac. This way Isaac would believe Jacob was Esau and he’d be blessed more abundantly than his brother. We should learn from this experience. Just like Jacob and Rebekah, if we have to lie in order to get what we need than it is not of God. When we follow our own inner lusts than we are not doing the will of God. We must be truthful to all people. We must be considerate of how other people feel. We must not covet another person’s property. If we are to obtain a particular inheritance, be grateful for what you get. If we are to get a blessing from God, give thanks to Him in prayer. Seek the Lord first and His eternal blessings will be given to you. Oh Lord, I bow down before You. Let your will be done in my life. I find rest in your presence. Guide and watch over me. I need You every hour. You are most important above all things.

Genesis 27:6-10
6 So Rebekah spoke to Jacob her son, saying, “Indeed I heard your father speak to Esau your brother, saying,
7 ‘Bring me game and make savory food for me, that I may eat it and bless you in the presence of the Lord before my death.’
8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to what I command you.
9 Go now to the flock and bring me from there two choice kids of the goats, and I will make savory food from them for your father, such as he loves.
10 Then you shall take it to your father, that he may eat it, and that he may bless you before his death.”

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