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The Desires of the Heart

The Desires of the Heart

Sep 04, 2016

Passage:Exodus 20:17

Preacher: George Livings

Series: X-Factor


September 4, 2016                                                        George Livings


The X-Factor: Love God, Love People

The Desires of the Heart

Exodus 20:17


  1. Thou Shalt Not Covet

“You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.”  Exodus 20:17


“So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.” Genesis 3:6


“And Achan answered Joshua, “Truly I have sinned against the Lord God of Israel, and this is what I did: when I saw among the spoil a beautiful cloak from Shinar, and 200 shekels of silver, and a bar of gold weighing 50 shekels, then I coveted them and took them. And see, they are hidden in the earth inside my tent, with the silver underneath.” Joshua 7:20-21


Do not desire her beauty in your heart, and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes;”  Proverbs 6:25


 “Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves,” Romans 1:24



“Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions.” Romans 6:12



“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” Galatians 5:16




  1. What is Coveting?

“The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately sick; who can understand it?” Jeremiah 17:9







  1. Placing a Value on Something. IDOLATRY.

““I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me.”” Exodus 20:2-3


“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” Matthew 6:24


“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Matthew 6:21



  1. Can We Covet?


  • A desire to learn the Word
  • A desire to worship
  • A relationship with the church
  • A relationship with Jesus