It is a great honor and privilege to get to open and preach the Word of God to you each week. Lord willing, we will finish the book of Hebrews this Sunday. Next week we will head into the book of Ephesians.
The message today is maybe one of the most important we could have. We are going to look at probably the least mentioned sin in the Bible. Not that it isn’t mentioned a great deal in the Bible but that we do not preach about it nor do we confess it! Check out some of these quotes:
Covetousness makes a man treasure up for himself upon earth things for which he has no need, and lay up no treasure in heaven.
Covetousness deceives a man about his values. He places emphasis on things and misses the blessings of living for Christ and for others.
Covetousness causes a man to see only his wants rather than the needs of his soul, so it blinds the eyes of his understanding and closes his ears to hearing Godâ€™s claims upon him and his life.
His self-interests cause his ears to be closed to the precepts and commandments of the Word of God that God has given for the good of mankind and for His own glory.
In his heart he says I must have my way: Iâ€™ll have that woman or that man if I have to break up their marriage to get them. Iâ€™ll have that position if I have to kill someone to get it. Iâ€™ll have my pleasure and my drink, my money, my home, my job, my good times in life and my way, no matter what the consequences!
Covetousness then, blinds the soul into believing a lie: that he has the right to do with himself as he pleases; and he says to God, â€œDonâ€™t You get in my way!â€
I hope you will listen with the Spirit and hear in your heart what God would have to say. I know that He will grow us today!
Tonight we will get a greater understanding of Faith Promise Mission Giving!
God bless each of you so much. Thanks for all you do and I pray that God works greatly in each of our hearts!