How To Build A Life – Be Content

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How To Build A Life – Be Content

How to Build a Life: Be Content

Commandment #10: Be Content (Exodus 20:17)


  1. Is “Enthusiastic Desire”.
  2. Is a Morally Neutral Term.
  3. Refers to Inappropriate Desires.
  4. Refers to Legitimate Desires that Lead to Wrong Actions.

Coveting is the Source of All Other Sin

  1. David Coveted Bathsheba (#10).
  2. He Stole Another Man’s Wife (#8).
  3. He Committed Adultery (#7).
  4. He Lied About his Affair (#9).
  5. He Profaned the Lord’s Name (#3).
  6. He Murdered Uriah, the Hittite (#6).
  7. He Put Himself, not God First (#1).

The Cause of Coveting: Resentment

  1. Resentment toward God (Cain)
  2. Resentment toward Life’s Unfairness (Older Brother)
  3. Resentment toward Others (Saul)

The Consequences of Coveting: Estrangement

  1. Coveting Comes Between Us and Others (James 4:1-3).
  2. Coveting Comes Between Us and God (Ephesians 5:5; Colossians 3:1-2).

The Cure for Coveting: Contentment

  1. Detecting of the Disease
  2. What Do You Think About All the Time? (Colossians 3:1-2)
  3. How Good I am at Rejoicing with Others? (Romans 12:15)
  4. Defeating the Disease—We Must…
  5. Learn to be Content (1 Timothy 6:6-8; Philippians 4:11-13).
  6. Learn the Difference Between Wants and Needs.
  7. Learn the Difference Between Temporal and Eternal (Luke 12:13-15; 2 Corinthians 4:18).

Where are Your Eyes?

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