Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday of Lent 1

March 2, 2012
Friday of Lent 1
The Tenth Commandment.

You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his cattle, nor anything that is his.

What does this mean?

Answer - We should fear and love God that we may not estrange, force, or entice away our neighbor's wife, servants, or cattle, but urge them to stay and [diligently] do their duty.

We should love God. Never craftily seek to get anything that belongs to your neighbor. Help and be of service to him to keep it. Everyone should love and believe in God. He loves us so much no matter what and He will help you with any issue in your life. To follow this commandment is to be content.

Almighty God, all that we possess is from Your living hand. Give us grace that we may honor You with all we own, always remembering the account we must one day give to Jesus Christ, our Lord.

-Bailey Kaehr

Collect for the Proper use of wealth, Lutheran Service Book © 2008 Concordia Publishing House, St., Louis

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