Covetousness: The Scandal of Christianity

Exod. 20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor’s.

Most Christians can quote this scripture off by heart, well aware that it is one of the Ten Commandments. Yet it is, perhaps, one of the commandments most frequently broken.

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Covetousness: The sin very few ever confess

“In reading the Gospels recently, we were staggered by the words of Jesus regarding finance and faith, which took on new meaning in the light of the devastating effects of materialism on Christendom. We read and reread certain portions and as we did so, we were convinced that we should publish some- thing on this subject.”
This is the opening paragraph to the foreword of the book Covetousness, written and compiled by Lillian Harvey. The subject of the book is, of course, exactly what the title implies—covetousness. The following list of some of the chapter headings will doubtless whet your appetite to read further:

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