“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”
One day, I was witnessing to a man, and I asked him to give his heart to Christ. He said, “I’m doing just fine. I’ve got a steady income. I have a good wife. My house and car are paid for. I’m doing fine. I really don’t need what you’re talking about.” I looked him right in the eye and said, “Sir, would you be absolutely honest with me?” I asked him, “Sir, do you have peace in your heart?” I saw his eyes as they welled up with tears and he said, “No! I don’t have peace. How did you know?” I said, “Because the Bible says, ‘There is no peace . . . for the wicked’” (Isaiah 57:21). If you don’t have peace, you’re poor! I don’t care what else you have. If you have the peace of God that passes understanding, if you have a hope that is steadfast and sure, then you are abundantly rich.
What is the secret of satisfaction? Trust in the Lord; get to know Him. A covetous person is a person who has not put his or her eyes on the Lord. Only God can satisfy the deepest longing of your heart. God has engineered you so that this world will not satisfy the hole in your heart.
Pray for those you know who do not have peace with God.