Coveting

The dog who lives next door has a special toy he plays with. My dog likes this toy, too. Often my dog will take the toy and bring it home. My neighbor and I think this is funny.
But it isn’t funny when people act like this. When someone wants something that belongs to another person, it is called coveting. God told the Israelites, “You must not want to take anything that belongs to another person!” (Exodus 20:17b)
Our Bible Reading today tells us that David wanted a beautiful woman named Bathsheba. She was already married. But David took her anyway. David coveted Bathsheba. That sin led him to do many wrong things.
Maybe today you will want to have something that belongs to your friend or your neighbor. Remember that coveting is a sin. Study the Bible and learn how God can help you overcome this sin. Ask God to forgive you and help you follow Him.