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Psalm 139:23-24 Gratitude

posted Jun 11, 2020, 9:21 AM by Jacob Boer

“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. See if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” The heart of this command is to create in your heart a spirit of contentment and gratitude for what God has already given us. We live in a culture where we are continually being tempted with wanting more, being told that we deserve more, that focusing on getting more is a sign of blessing. We are called in this commandment to care for the well-being of our neighbour, and to be glad for them when God blesses them, and to do so with a spirit of joy and contentment with the blessings God has given us. We are called to be more humble, more generous, and to live with a spirit of gratitude in all the we do and in all the relationships we have.

 

Q. What is the aim of the tenth commandment?

A. That not even the slightest desire or thought contrary to any one of God’s commandments should ever arise in our hearts. Rather, with all our hearts we should always hate sin and take pleasure in whatever is right.

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