Oh Lord, I pray that people will understand the dangers of coveting, before it is too late. May they come to realize that there is danger from seeking after the wrong things, instead of seeking after You, God. Help people know that Your ways are what lead us to life eternal and anything else will not. So lead us out of temptation and from the cares of this world that will never really help us, but distract us from following You. Your ways are what lead us to life eternal, not more treasures in this world that will only lead to rust. We need Your gifts, not more junk in our lives. So fill us up with the Holy Spirit. Lead us into new life. Give our minds over to doing what is right in Your sight. Help protect us from the enemy, that we may be guarded from every evil way and desire to live in Your holiness. Lord, we love You more than the things of this world. You are our God and we wish to have more of You in our life and less of anything else. If we are to covet, we covet the best gifts that can only come from You. You are the one that has provided us a more excellent way to follow. Because You, Jesus, died for our sins, we have forgiveness. There is mercy and grace to everyone, because of the cross. Thank You for giving us another chance and accepting our confessions. Our desire is to be cleansed by Your blood, that we may walk in Your light. I love You Lord and give You all the praise and glory. Amen.
Ephesians 5:1-5 (KJV)
1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
1 Corinthians 12:31 (KJV)
31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
Do not covet the things of this world, but desire the things of God. The Lord will lead us into His light and give us good gifts.
So the question is now, should believers have any reason to still covet? You may think not, but the answer here might surprise you, because we should. What? How can this be? Continue Reading