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5 Key Connections: Covetousness, Temptation

November 7, 2019

Here are 5 key passages from recent Christian content around the web, including one on fighting covetousness and another on resisting temptation.

Three Biblical Encouragements to Fight Covetousness (Jason Helopoulos, Servants of Grace)

Dear Christian, look to Christ, live in contentment, and rejoice in thanksgiving, and send covetousness scurrying from your heart and life. It is a deadly foe not to be trifled with. Rather, let us live in love for God and one another—storing our treasures in heaven above.

How You Can Stand Strong in Temptation (Colin Smith, Unlocking the Bible)

How you can stand strong in temptation? You’ll never do it with an open mind. You have to have clear commitments, clear communication, and clear boundaries. 

When You Don’t Desire God’s Word (Shar Walker, TGC)

Fight the temptation to memorize, meditate on, and understand God’s Word for the sake of merely gaining knowledge. For the Word is the way we know God

Satan’s Strategy #5: God Doesn’t Judge (Robert Spinney, Meet the Puritans)

Nowhere is God’s righteous anger against sin more clearly demonstrated than at Calvary. When the Lamb of God hung on the cross bearing the sins of all God’s people, the thrice holy God poured out His divine punishment upon the Messiah. The Bible makes this clear: The God who gives grace is also the God who judges sin. 

How I Love Your Law (Jared Olivetti, Gentle Reformation)

Love and duty are not opposed but can operate simultaneously in the heart of a believer seeking to obey God. So to draw believers to obedience through both motivations is entirely appropriate. Our obedience should be loving and dutiful.

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Davis Wetherell

Davis Wetherell (MA in English, Marquette University) is a writer and editor. He currently manages article content for Unlocking the Bible. He previously taught college classes on literature, rhetoric, and composition. Davis has a heart for writers and loves to serve them. Check out his blog.

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