Sunday, August 14, 2011

Biblical Word Study on "Covet", by Jay Quine

"Gutenberg bible" pageTo Covet not Coveting - Romans 7:7-8
The Law of Moses is often compared to other ancient legal codes. They are written in the form of a treaty between the King and his subjects, laying out the rules for good behavior, and the consequences if those rules are violated. But it would be ridiculous if the King punished his subjects for things they thought. How would he ever know? But that is exactly the difference with the Mosaic Law and all other human laws. God measures what we even think. The commandment “Thou shalt not covet” condemns us. This is Dr. Jay Quine remembering this word “covet” with you. It tells us that God’s Law is absolutely unique in all of human history. He looks at your heart. Come clean and confess to the King Jesus and sin no more.