Coveting 7: Sunday Selah

Coveting Day 7: Sunday Selah When God commanded us to not covet what other people have, He also provided us with all that we’ll ever need: He sent His Son into the world. His Son took the punishment for our sin on His own body, died in our place, and now gives us abundant and eternal life.  In Jesus, we have everything we need. Everything.  “The LORD is my shepherd, I will not…

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Coveting 6: Coveting: A Summary

Coveting Day 6: Coveting: A Summary When I reflect and honestly examine myself, I can see how much I covet. Do you find the same about yourself? God created us to have intelligent and complex minds that relate to other people and long for connection. With that, though, would come a struggle with things like coveting, comparison, and jealousy.  But He wants more for us; He wants the best for us. So…

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Coveting 5: Coveting Others’ Gifts and Abilities 

Coveting Day 5: Coveting Others’ Gifts and Abilities  And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:8, ESV)  If only I was as good at praying for people as she is; I can’t even remember to pray at all, let alone for other people. Why can’t I share the…

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Coveting 4: Coveting Others’ Physical Traits

Coveting Day 4: Coveting Others’ Physical Traits So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27, ESV)  It’s tempting to begin each of these posts by asking if you’ve ever coveted [fill in the blank], but each time I find myself answering yes, I wonder if it’s even worth asking. I’ll speak for myself and admit that…

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Coveting 3: Coveting Others’ Status

Coveting Day 3: Coveting Others’ Status You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:11, ESV)  This is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. (John 17:3, ESV) Have you ever coveted someone else’s status? While this may not be as obvious a form of…

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Coveting 2: Coveting Others’ Possessions & Relationships

Coveting Day 2: Coveting Others’ Possessions & Relationships I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:11-13, ESV)  Do you feel like other people always seem to…

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Coveting 1: Understanding Coveting

Coveting Day 1: Understanding Coveting And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” (Luke 12:15, ESV)  But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires. (Romans 13:14, ESV)  Sometimes it’s helpful to start a blog post with a super thought-provoking question, but I don’t…

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A Love Story: Boaz and Ruth 7: Sunday Selah

A Love Story: Boaz and Ruth Day 7: Sunday Selah He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (Colossians 1:13-14, ESV)  As we begin a new week, I pray that the redemption that we have in Christ Jesus will not only comfort us but challenge us to live differently.  Paul reminded us…

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A Love Story: Boaz and Ruth 6: Verses to Think On

A Love Story: Boaz and Ruth Day 6: Verses to Think On In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all…

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A Love Story: Boaz and Ruth 5: A Legacy

A Love Story: Boaz and Ruth Day 5: A Legacy He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (Colossians 1:13-14, ESV) And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption (1 Corinthians 1:30, ESV)  Ruth: a foreigner and widow whose…

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