Do Not Covet (Deuteronomy 5:21-33)
Delivered By
Pastor Michael Daugherty
Delivered On
August 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Central Passage
Deuteronomy 5:21-33
The 10 Commandments: Relevant or Not?

"And you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. And you shall not desire your neighbor’s house, his field, or his male servant, or his female servant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s."  Deuteronomy 5:21

To covet means to strongly desire another person’s possessions. God says don't covet anything that doesn't belong to you.

Application: Don't covet another person’s spouse, house, land, life, car, or anything else.

Positively stated, covetousness is broken with contentment. Therefore, be content!

"Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content."  Philippians 4:11

A proper fear of God and obedience to Him demonstrates a heart that is fully committed and submitted to God. 

Walk according to all that God has commanded and generally speaking life will go well and you will live long. 


  • Don't covet anything that doesn't belong to you.
  • Covetousness is broken with contentment therefore be content.
  • Our hearts should be fully committed to God’s Word.
  • Our commitment to God will be demonstrated by fear and obedience to His word in every aspect of our lives, and generally speaking God will grant us a good and long life.