2What Is Covetousness?"Covet after" – "to stretch one’s self, reach after a thing, with special reference to the thing or object desired, hence, to long after, try to gain.""Covetousness" - "a having more; the will to have more (e.g. a larger portion, advantage, superiority.) In plural, covetous thoughts, plans of fraud and extortion."
3Exodus 20:17"You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's."
4Romans 13:8Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.
5Romans 13:9For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery," "You shall not murder," "You shall not steal," "You shall not bear false witness," "You shall not covet," and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
6Colossians 3:5Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
7Effects of Covetousness It Blunts the Sensitive Nerve of Love
8Jude 10-11But these speak evil of whatever they do not know; and whatever they know naturally, like brute beasts, in these things they corrupt themselves.Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.
9Jude 12-13These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots; raging waves of the sea, foaming up their own shame; wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.
10Effects of Covetousness It Blunts the Sensitive Nerve of LoveIt Blurs the Picture of Life
112 Timothy 4:10Be diligent to come to me quickly; for Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and has departed for Thessalonica--Crescens for Galatia, Titus for Dalmatia.
121 John 2:15-17Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world--the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life--is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
13Effects of Covetousness It Blunts the Sensitive Nerve of LoveIt Blurs the Picture of LifeIt Banishes the Fruit of Generosity
14Matthew 13:22"Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful."
15Luke 8:14"Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity."
16Effects of Covetousness It Blunts the Sensitive Nerve of LoveIt Blurs the Picture of LifeIt Banishes the Fruit of GenerosityIt Breeds the Worm of Discontent
171 Timothy 6:3If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness,
181 Timothy 6:4-5he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.
191 Timothy 6:6-8Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.
20Effects of Covetousness It Blunts the Sensitive Nerve of LoveIt Blurs the Picture of LifeIt Banishes the Fruit of GenerosityIt Breeds the Worm of DiscontentIt Burdens the Spirit with Sorrow
211 Timothy 6:10For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
22Effects of Covetousness It Blunts the Sensitive Nerve of LoveIt Blurs the Picture of LifeIt Banishes the Fruit of GenerosityIt Breeds the Worm of DiscontentIt Burdens the Spirit with SorrowIt Blinds One to the True Meaning of Life
23Luke 18:18Now a certain ruler asked Him, saying, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
24Luke 18:19-20So Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery,' 'Do not murder,' 'Do not steal,' 'Do not bear false witness,' 'Honor your father and your mother.' "
25Luke 18:21-22And he said, "All these things I have kept from my youth."So when Jesus heard these things, He said to him, "You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."
26Luke 18:23-24But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich.And when Jesus saw that he became very sorrowful, He said, "How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!"
27Effects of Covetousness It Blunts the Sensitive Nerve of LoveIt Blurs the Picture of LifeIt Banishes the Fruit of GenerosityIt Breeds the Worm of DiscontentIt Burdens the Spirit with SorrowIt Blinds One to the True Meaning of LifeIt Blasts the Devotee with Misery
281 Timothy 6:9But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.