You Shall Not Covet

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

What use is there to the question, “If you could be anyone in the world, who would you be?” Is that not to covet? Or what use is there to compare our bodies to those of others, or our personalities, or our possessions? If God wanted to create us all skinny, inordinately attractive, and wealthy, He would have done so. But the Creator has created each of us uniquely because He is not a boring Creator! I may be fatter, shorter, and uglier than most men, but what use is there in my coveting thin, tall, handsome men whose acoustic guitar abilities magnetises young women towards them? It is enough that God has fashioned you and me in His image and loves us regardless of how much we can bench press or the size of our waistline. Only by God’s grace a person will not see my image insecurities and will love me as the fat potato I am. I can only be me; it is futile to be anyone else. Be the uniquely you God has created you to be.

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