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Oh To Be Wise Meditations

Do not desire to possess anything that belongs to another person--not a house, a wife, a husband, a slave, an ox, a donkey, or anything else. So is he who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished. After you conquer a nation, burn their idols. Don't get trapped into wanting the silver or gold on an idol. Even the metal on an idol is disgusting to the LORD, so destroy it. If you bring it home with you, both you and your house will be destroyed. Stay away from those disgusting idols! However, anything specially set apart for the LORD—whether a person, an animal, or family property—must never be sold or bought back. Anything devoted in this way has been set apart as holy, and it belongs to the LORD. Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.” Place no trust in extortion, or false hope in stolen goods. If your riches increase, do not set your heart upon them. In their greed they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money. But God condemned them long ago, and their destruction will not be delayed.

For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person--such a person is an idolater--has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Turn my heart to Your testimonies and not to covetous gain.

Meditate Ex. 20:17


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