Christian Questions Bible Podcast

Ep. 1139: Thou Shalt Not Covet-Is It Wrong to Want?

August 18, 2020

When God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses, they were in a specific order.  Did you ever wonder why the last Commandment was to not covet?  To covet in its most basic sense is “to have a strong desire for” something.  What was there about the human propensity to want that God saw fit to leave it as the final thing to remember?  Because wanting spiritually good things is good, we must assume that all coveting can’t be bad.  The key here is figuring out where to draw the line.  Are there degrees of goodness or evil attached to what and how we covet?  Fortunately, the Bible provides us with ample evidence so we can not only perceive where the line is, but we can also learn how to stay away from it

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