February 17, 2019


Passage: Exodus 20:17

The tenth commandment can seem less important than the others, as if we began with no other gods and finish with no donkeys. But this commandment is the only one that directly addresses human desires—what drives every single one of us. It’s the climax of the commandments, harkening back to and applying the first: “Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth…covetousness, which is idolatry.” (Col. 3:5). You are likely not tempted to pray to a false god, but covetousness is a mother of many sins, the root of all kinds of evil. This is the commandment that killed the apostle.

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