Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbor’s wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbor’s house, his field, or his manservant, or maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or anything that is thy neighbor’s – Deuteronomy 5:21.
In today’s dispensation, many don’t honor God or His Word, sadly, to say, this has become with some in the Christian communities as well. God does not change neither does His Word; what He meant in the Old Testament is also for the New Testament believers.
Many marriages have been destroyed because the wife or husband has gone outside their marriage vow. You wouldn’t be surprised if this happens with a non-believer because they don’t honor God or His Word, but when it trickles down to those professing to be Christian it’s a different story.
God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses to teach the children of Israel to adhere to them. Jesus took the Ten Commandments and combined them into two Commandments that cover all the Ten Commandments that were originally given (And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely, this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandments greater than these – Mark 12:30-31.
Some may think the Scriptures were for the Jewish people or the children of Israel; the definition for the Children of Israel is “The People of God”. Although one may have not been born in Jewish culture, if he or she is a true Christian they are the people of God.
If being the Children of God then one must follow the instructions given. Christians have been instructed not to covet anything that is their neighbor’s. A neighbor does not mean the person that lives next door to you, but people in general.
What happened to treating others the same way you want to be treated? Wives are suffering because another woman has entered into their marriage, bringing sorry to the wife, children, and other family members.
Covetousness will cause the wrath of God to come upon those that are practicing it. One may feel as though they’re getting away with it or they don’t have to answer to anyone, but there will come a time they will have to answer to God for the pain and suffering they caused others.
Society gives the definition of covetousness an affair as though it would make it better, covetousness of another person’s spouse is adultery and it comes with a penalty, if not now, it will be later. Don’t think you’re so deep in it that you can’t get out. If you be sincere with God and confess to Him what you have done and you need His forgiveness and His help, He will forgive you and deliver you.
People don’t want to talk about sin, but it must be talked about and especially among those that are professing to be Christians. There is no sin you can be in that God can’t deliver you, help comes with acknowledging sin, confessing it, and asking for forgiveness and help.
If you want to be blessed, don’t enter into a relationship that belongs to someone else. Adhere to God’s Word, spirit, soul, mind, and body, and God will bless you with a husband. Marriage is sacred, and it angers God when one enters into someone else’s marriage. Rather you’re a believer or non-believer, God honors marriages and He doesn’t want anyone tampering with them. Coveteousness is harmful to one’s soul, and the wages of sin is death, that’s both spiritually and physically.