Bible Study – The 9th and 10th Commandments
You Shall Not Covet
Why is ‘You shall not covet’ in the Ten Commandments? Why is it so important? Exodus 20:17; Deuteronomy 5:21
Why is the prevailing attitude in our society one that says we MUST have more, or newer, or something we don’t already have no matter the cost (selfishness)? James 4:1-2
How does this fire one’s dissatisfaction in life? Ecclesiastes 4:8, 5:10-11
What advice should we give someone with this kind of attitude? Proverbs 23:1-8; Matthew 6:33; Luke 12:15; Romans 13:9-10; Hebrews 13:5
Is coveting ever good? Can it ever be justified? Psalms 119:11; John 8:28, 1 Corinthians 1:10; Philippians 1:27, 2:1-11, 4:6-9
These particular commandments are the only ones that deals directly with our inner motives. Why is this kind of motive especially dangerous? Genesis 6:5; Jeremiah 17:9, 22:13-16
Would you say that the things we covet become our goals in life? Explain
What happens if we covet the wrong things from a spiritual perspective? Matthew 6:19-24, 19:16-26; 1 Timothy 6:10
Name some examples of how covetousness has damaged this nation and explain how this has happened. Exodus 18:21; Luke 16:14-15; Ephesians 2:1-3
What is the opposite of covetousness? Philippians 4:11-13
Why is covetousness such a great tool for the devil to use? James 1:13-15
Why is our list of the ten commandments different from most churches?
How is covetousness a form of idolatry (give an idol-a-try)? Colossians 3:5-6; Ephesians 5:5
How is covetousness a source of oppression? Exodus 18:21
Can the covetous heart ever be satisfied? Explain
Why is it so difficult to covet God’s will for our lives over our own will for our lives, even for the Christian? Psalm 73:25-26, 119:33-40; Proverbs 30:7-10
What are the gifts given from God that should be enough for us?
What are some of the things we should covet for our church family at Prince of Peace?
How do we, as a church in Christ, go about to make that happen most effectively?