Enough Good for Everyone

In God's glorious kingdom there is enough good for everyone. Since God created all, health, happiness, and all good are ever available to every person. How foolish it is, then, to wish to own or possess what belongs to another. Such thinking is breaking the tenth commandment, "Thou shalt not covet."Ex. 20:17;

The predominant error of covetousness is selfishness, based always on fear and ignorance. Fear implies that there is not enough for everyone. Fear of lack and limitation fosters envy and jealousy, which lead to covetousness. Covetous thoughts may creep in when we consider ourselves inadequate or wholly unfitted for an active part in some desirable pursuit, owing to lack of education or background. Coveting has hindered many in their lifework, robbed them of specific evidence of their ability, and dimmed their own individual realization of abundance.

To keep our thought free of the temptation of coveting, we might ask ourselves if we are daily surrendering any belief in limitation. Are we steadfastly clinging to divine Truth? Do we understand that God, infinite Principle, is pouring forth His love impartially toward all? Truly "our sufficiency is of God."II Cor. 3:5; Money cannot give us spiritual abundance and contentment. Human will cannot force it. The understanding of true spiritual substance alone brings about increasing good in our human experience and gives us lasting benefits. "The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it."Prov. 10:12; Having such a promise, how can we fear lack of any good thing?

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