Don’t Covet, Look for the beauty in all things

Look to see the beauty in the world see the goodness others do be of good cheer to all you may meet. Look and see the beauty in others  yet not “covet”

The full text of the commandment reads:

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

— Exodus 20:17
Unlike the other commandments which focus on outward actions, this commandment focuses on thought, although bible scholar Joel M. Hoffman argues that “covet” is a mistranslation and the original Hebrew means “take.”[9] It is an imperative against setting one’s desire on things that are forbidden. One commandment forbids the act of adultery. This commandment forbids the desire for adultery. One commandment forbids stealing. This commandment forbids the desire for acquisition of another’s goods. The New Testament describes Jesus as interpreting the Ten Commandments as issues of the heart’s desires rather than merely prohibiting certain outward actions.

Be true to self loving your world and all that is in it be of greater service and be your best in all things …

Visionary Bryan Smith

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