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Old 10-26-2007, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I agree with you. I don't think the commandment would have been about thoughts. Temptation is going to cross our path, it is inevitable. But the act of being tempted is not a sin (Jesus was tempted but was without sin). It is dwelling on those thoughts and planning to put them into action that brings about sin.
How much thought is considered dwelling? Is it a particular amount of time?
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Old 10-26-2007, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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We yearn or covet for things that we think will make us happy. We want what another person has and if it becomes an obsession with us, it can become a perilous situation. I feel that the Commanments tie in with one another,depending on how far the obsession is carried out. For example, if somebody wants something of somebodys they may steal to obtain that possession or have an affair and when we are in this mindset we have taken our mind completely off the Lord and this obsession has become our god. A person may even kill someone to get want they want.
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Old 05-29-2016, 08:56 AM
 
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Of all the commandments this one stands out as different to the rest.
Coveting is desiring what is forbidden such as another's possessions. Exodus 20:17 It is linked to idolatry which God hates.
A prime example of one who coveted or desired what was forbidden was Satan. Luke 4:5-7 This was a reenactment of what happened in the Garden of Eden only this perfect man refused Satan outright 3 times.
Coveting is only known to the person who desires the object and the Father. James 1:14-15 Each is enticed by his own desire=sin=death results.
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