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Covetousness (Exodus 20:1-2, Exodus 20:17, Esther 5:9-14, Romans 8:18, Romans 8:32, Joshua 7:20-21)

Stephen NeillyStephen Neilly, June 1, 2014
Part of the Gods instructions for life series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

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Exodus 20:1–2 (Listen)

20:1 And God spoke all these words, saying,

“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

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Exodus 20:17 (Listen)

17 “You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.”

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Esther 5:9–14 (Listen)

And Haman went out that day joyful and glad of heart. But when Haman saw Mordecai in the king's gate, that he neither rose nor trembled before him, he was filled with wrath against Mordecai. 10 Nevertheless, Haman restrained himself and went home, and he sent and brought his friends and his wife Zeresh. 11 And Haman recounted to them the splendor of his riches, the number of his sons, all the promotions with which the king had honored him, and how he had advanced him above the officials and the servants of the king. 12 Then Haman said, “Even Queen Esther let no one but me come with the king to the feast she prepared. And tomorrow also I am invited by her together with the king. 13 Yet all this is worth nothing to me, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate.” 14 Then his wife Zeresh and all his friends said to him, “Let a gallows fifty cubits high be made, and in the morning tell the king to have Mordecai hanged upon it. Then go joyfully with the king to the feast.” This idea pleased Haman, and he had the gallows made.

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Romans 8:18 (Listen)

18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

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Romans 8:32 (Listen)

32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

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Joshua 7:20–21 (Listen)

20 And Achan answered Joshua, “Truly I have sinned against the LORD God of Israel, and this is what I did: 21 when I saw among the spoil a beautiful cloak from Shinar, and 200 shekels of silver, and a bar of gold weighing 50 shekels, then I coveted them and took them. And see, they are hidden in the earth inside my tent, with the silver underneath.”

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