The flip side of not coveting is loving.
Another of our marching orders.
- J. G. -0/2-/2002
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Excellent topic, I thought your response was good. May I add to your point? Perhaps beyond just accepting G-d's "best" for us, whatever that may lead us in status, the commandment points to G-d Himself as our source and all sufficient One; therefore, we have no need to covet anything. We merely need to ask Him and seek Him as the source of any need we desire, because He is the Giver of all good things. Yes, it is true that everywhere I look I see people dreaming of things they haven't got, which certainly is "human nature." Perhaps God would have us dream about Him! He certainly does not want to see us impoverished, otherwise why would He desire to bring us to a land of milk and honey? Milk and honey for some, but not all? I personally do not believe God wants us to be lacking in anything ("The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want" "He fills my mouth with good things" "You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing"). O the depths both of the riches of the glory and knowledge of G-d! The righteous requirement of the Torah is fulfilled in those who walk according to G-d's heart and Spirit. - R. E. -0/2-/2002
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