Monday, July 30, 2012

--31 of 52--


“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.”
Luke 12:15

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!!!


Missy said...

Thanks for the words of wisdom and for hosting the 52 week challenge. My verse is about discipline this week (Hebrews 12:11). I thought it was fitting due to the Olympics.

My husband and I have been pretty faithful in reviewing all of our verses. It's such a blessing to do the challenge together.

Missy @

Miriam said...

Last week I memorized Romans 12:4, and this week I am memorizing verse 5: "For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another."
This reminded me of the unity that Christians have, in Christ. We should always seek to strengthen, encourage, and help other believers, because we never know when we may need it ourselves.