“And He said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.”
Covetousness (one definition: a wrongful desire to possess what God has not ordained you to have; this desire is usually directed at what belongs to another). This is a quality that a believer should not have – and yet, how often do we unconsciously sin against, “Thou shalt not covet?” Covetousness can be a slippery monster that oozes in unconsciously. Whether it is coveting another’s car, house, financial status, figure, style, or even husband, many of us struggle with this sin.
The latter part of this verse challenged me, “a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” That is an interesting thought. It does not matter how much or how little we have – the things that matter are deeper-rooted: our heart, our faith, our trust. Let us not be worried about the outward things that will one day be destroyed. Rather, let our focus be on things of Eternity!! What life really consists of!
How has your verse challenged you this week?
Are you faithfully reviewing your other thirty verses? It is very easy to memorize a verse for a week, but remember: we are trying to keep all fifty-two verses memorized this year!!!