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Bible Topics: Covetousness

Definition: Being excessively desirous of the possessions of another; an extreme desire to acquire or possess. Possessiveness, which is quite similar, is an attitude toward ownership or possession which is overprotective, selfish or hoarding. The word "covetousness" is used in this study.

1. Covetousness is directly contrary to Jesus' law of love, which is based on sharing and unselfishness.

2. Being thankful for what God does give helps us avoid covetousness.

3. Covetousness is a lack of faith in God's loving provision of our physical needs.

4. God forbade covetousness in one of the Ten Commandments.

5. Covetousness hinders our relationship with the Lord and our spiritual growth.

6. Examples of how covetousness opens the door to other sins, as well:

7. Here are a few examples of how God dealt very sternly with the sin of covetousness:

8. Overcome covetousness by making a conscious effort to help others with their needs.

9. Overcome covetousness by keeping your heart and mind fixed on spiritual values.

10. Leaders cannot afford to be covetous. Covetousness and materialism have been the downfall of the Church System.

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