Psalm 119:35-36 Covetousness

April 8, 2024

The message from our Pastor was excellent this morning.  Scriptures: Psalm 119: 35:36 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight. 36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.

In the Pastor's words:  We may be crazy as a road lizard in other people's eyes but if we believe in scriptures, then we must know Romans 8:28 "All things" ... the all things being, running here and there, having to buy a new tire, breaking a tooth and having to have a crown, ... All things!  Painful or Pleasurable

Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

When these things become our experience, they can reveal to us the "covetousness" within our hearts.  We covet the easy life, the abundant life, the life without suffering or any experience that brings us out of our comfort zone.

The Hebrew meaning of the word, "Covet" is to delight, greatly beloved, desire, take pleasure in, to yearn

What the coveting reveals is our lack of trust in that "all things are working together for our good".  We believe we know the better route than God. We may not admit this truth but our coveting should reveal this message to the hungry hearts for Truth.

What we have as an experience may if compared to the other seem less which may possibly cause us to covet.  Let us be thankful and give thanks in all things!

The last scripture is found in:

Hebrews 13: 5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he that said, I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.  (This conversation means not only that which we speak but the manner of life we live)