Lesson for May 28, 2016.

THE DANGER OF COVETOUSNESS

Scripture Reading: Luke 12:13-32.

Memory Verse: Luke 12:15.

NOTE: The definition for ”Covetousness” is: ”inordinately desirous, or excessively eager to obtain and possess” –Webster.

  1. What showed this principle to be strong in this rich man who already had more than he could take care of? Luke 12:18,19.
  2. What does the Lord call such men as this, and what did He say to him? Luke 12:20.
  3. What conclusion does the Savior draw from this parable? Luke 12:21.
  4. What does the apostle Paul call covetousness? Colossians 3:5.

NOTE: One of the Ten Commandments forbids covetousness, and we are commanded here to ”mortify” or to destroy the sin of covetousness, which is classed together with such sins as those which people generally abhor.

  1. What are we told comes upon the people who practice the sins enumerated in this text? Colossians 3:6.
  2. What did covetousness lead Judas to do? Mark 14:10,11.
  3. What is the difference between the way the wicked people and the Lord view the covetous man? Psalms 10:3.
  4. What was one of the special requirements demanded in those rich men Moses was ordered to choose for rulers in Israel? Exodus 18:21; 1 Timothy 3:2,3.
  5. What is said about covetousness, as one of the signs of the last days? II Timothy 3:1,2.
  6. When gold, silver, property, bonds and general riches are heaped together and held, what will it do for the person in these last days? James 5:3.
  7. What are the ministers and leaders commanded to do in order to clear themselves, and discharge their duty relative to such conditions? 1 Timothy 6:17-19.
  8. In what way did the Savior speak of covetousness? Luke 12:15.

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