Great Gain

by Benjamin Burks on August 10, 2011 · 0 comments

1Timothy 6:1-10, “Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. (2) And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful […]

I have been waiting for some time to get to one of the main passages on covetousness. I Timothy 6:6-12 would be a great read for all those who have been following along in these blogs. “The love of money is the root of all evil…” This statement is well known from these passages, but […]

To Covet or not to Covet

by Benjamin Burks on May 12, 2011 · 0 comments

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Contentment is the Opposite of Covetousness

by Benjamin Burks on May 11, 2011 · 1 comment

Contentment is the opposite of Covetousness. Contentment defined is “what I have now is enough.” Quite simply, contentment means satisfaction without any manipulation. We might define it as “being comfortable in one’s own skin.” My wife loves to watch the home makeover/home buyer type programs. I often thought that this activity would cause her to […]

Need or Greed?

by Benjamin Burks on April 6, 2011 · 6 comments

Exodus 20:17, “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.” Recently, a very kind man gave me the funds for an iPad. I was personally content with what I had […]

How to Cope with Conflict

by Benjamin Burks on March 16, 2011 · 2 comments

Often, we only look at the fruit of our lives to try to determine our problems. Most people who walk into our ministry to get spiritual help are looking for one or two pieces of a large puzzle that completes their lives as they see it. “If I can stop my stinking drinking…then everything else […]