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No Time Like the Present!

Use this Lord’s Day to battle covetousness.

Read Exodus 20:17

“You shall not covet…”

Review each of the meditations from the past week. Why not let today begin a new stage in your walk with the Lord, a stage in which you begin to combat covetousness every time it crops up in your soul? You should expect that, if you can learn to control what your heart desires, and to wean it away from selfish longings, you’ll have more desire for God and His will, and more joy in pursuing a path of righteousness. The Lord knows what we need better than we. Let us by faith submit to His Law and find the way of true and joyous life.


Help me to hate coveting, Lord! Why do I do this so much? It’s because I don’t love You like I should, and I love myself more than I ought to. Teach me to love the things You love and to hate the things You hate – like sin, in all its forms. Make me sensitive to whenever I am beginning to covet, and let me at such times turn my heart to You.

“In the Gates” is a devotional series on the Law of God by Rev. T.M. Moore

T. M. Moore is editor of the Worldview Church. He serves as dean of the Centurions Program of the Wilberforce Forum and principal of The Fellowship of Ailbe, a spiritual fellowship in the Celtic Christian tradition. He is the author or editor of twenty books, and has contributed chapters to four others. His essays, reviews, articles, papers, and poetry have appeared in dozens of national and international journals, and on a wide range of websites. His most recent books are The Ailbe Psalter and The Ground for Christian Ethics (Waxed Tablet).

Scripture quotations in this article are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, (c) copyright 2001,2007 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Editor’s note: The use of a translation other than the Authorised Version in an article does not constitute an endorsement in whole or in part by The Christian Observer.

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