Acts 20:33 I have coveted no man’s silver, or gold, or apparel.

Paul never wanted or wished for the gold or silver of the people in his ministry. When I read this today, I felt a pang of guilt. I know I should always be satisfied. I know I should never want what belongs to others, but I often seem to fall into this trap, this sin. I wish instead of being satisfied. I want and desire instead of being so happy with what I have.

The people I pastor aren’t as blessed as the people of Paul were. They had a man that didn’t desire anything of theirs. I can live that way most of the time, but on occasion, I fall into the trap of craving more. I want what God hasn’t chosen to give me yet.

Do you deal with this same temptation? Do you have to keep yourself under control and continue dying to yourself and your desires? That is why you have seen the title, Guilty because I am often guilty.

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