Summary: GREED and materialism is too pervasive to hide from today!
Do not covet…….
Exodus 20:17”You shall not covet (desire) your neighbor’s house, you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor ANYTHING that is your neighbor’s.”
GREED and materialism is too pervasive to hide from today!
Looking for a dream job? Looking for the dream girl? Searching for a job that would pay you several dollars? Hear me out! Today every ethics and moral is thrown to the wind in order to achieve what you covet! To “Covet” is to strongly desire something that belongs to someone else. Have you seen little children covet the other one’s toy. They would be on the floor kicking their legs, screaming and asking for the same toy and it would be something like this, “I want it right now”. As adults we may not go on the ground and kick our legs but we surely have ways of coveting.
Listen to me today, I have something important to share with you; today there are thousand and one ways to get a job. Why is there such a mad rush for consultants and placement services? Why are there so many Recruitment Offices? Why are there so many fake educational certificates floating in the market? Why do the young not bat their eyelid to bribe or give false information regarding their education and experience details? Why is there so much corruption in this world? On one hand there are needy candidates who are in want of jobs but on the other hand there are greedy candidates who would like more carrots everyday. Jesus says "greed" is something we need to guard against, in Luke 12:15-21 "15Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions." There is a dirty tendency among the recruitment agencies to clandestinely procure the telephone numbers of a concerned person and this is also achieved through various corrupt ways and then the person is contacted and wooed with more perks and better salary packet and requested to join another firm. All this is done to get the one month salary as commission. Businessmen shamelessly grab trained employees of other organizations using subtle and devious methods. Absolutely callous and wicked! The Bible commands us not to covet someone else’s manservant, nor his maidservant. I know the whole world is running on a common code and that is, ‘smartly survive”. There is so much of back-stabbing and grabbing going on in this world but as children of God we have rules to follow and we cannot go by the worldly way. Got it?
“Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” 1 John 2:15
Young people, I surely want you all to succeed and prosper but definitely not the crooked way. Be loyal and true to God and men.