In our Word of the Week, Pastor Sam Rodebaugh defines and describes the word "covet" and the Biblical concept behind it. We may be familiar with the word covet from the commandments which tell us we should not covet. But many people don't feel that coveting is wrong because it doesn't affect other people. "Since it doesn't hurt anyone else, who is to say that it is wrong?" people ask or think. Coveting is a sinful desire that leads us to want and get something that God has not given to us. Coveting often leads us into other sins which are done to or against our neighbor. We have all failed in this regard, coveting the abilities or possessions of others around us. Is this an impossible command? While we have failed Jesus did not. He did not seek His own good or advancement, but our good and salvation. Through His suffering and death our debt of sin including covetousness has been paid and forgiveness is ours. Thanks be to Jesus Who has saved us from the sin of coveting and all sins we have committed!
May 17, 2018