Exodus 20:17; I Timothy 6:6-10
The opposite of coveting is contentment.
Ingredients for contentment
1. Learn how to live in the here and now.
Much of our unhappiness is caused by:
a. regrets about missed opportunities and past failures
b. mistaken notion that tomorrow's opportunities will be better than today's.
2. Learn to discern between wants and needs.
I Timothy 6:6 “Godliness with contentment is great gain.”
3. Don't take yourself too seriously. (Matt. 19:16-22)
Jesus showed very little of the “messiah complex” in His life.
4. Covet the right things.
b. having the mind of Christ
c. what is best for others
d. everyone to know Jesus Christ