The Tenth Commandment

  • “You shall not covet your neighbour’s house. You shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, or his man servant or maid servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbour.” (Exodus 20:17)
The Oxford Dictionary explains covetousness as “Having or showing a strong desire to possess”.  The Hebrew words used in Exodus 20:17 and Deuteronomy 5:21 both mean “to lust after” or “long for with a great desire” something that does not belong to us.

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Honour

  • “Honour your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.”  ( Exodus 20:12)
  • “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.” (Ephesians 6:1)
The Lord Jesus required us to obey His Word, if we love Him. His Word which tells us that we should honour and obey our parents and we must do so in obedience to God, if we are to call ourselves His children who want to walk with Him and receive His blessings, His leading and guidance.

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