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 […]

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 […]

The gateway to all sin…

by Benjamin Burks on April 27, 2011 · 0 comments

I appreciate the many comments I received after the article on covetousness was posted. As I study it more, I am realizing there is more to covetousness than what first meets the eye! There is no doubt, as some of you mentioned, that covetousness is the sin of materialism. Paul often refers to covetousness, or […]

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 […]