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To Be an Imitator of God, Here is What Not to Do, Part 6 -- Ephesians 5:5

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Ephesians 5:5: "For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God."

Martin Luther said, "What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow."
Leonard Ravenhill said, “No man is greater than his prayer life. The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying. We have many organizers, but few agonizers; many players and payers, few pray-ers; many singers, few clingers; lots of pastors, few wrestlers; many fears, few tears; much fashion, little passion; many interferers, few intercessors; many writers, but few fighters. Failing here, we fail everywhere.”
Today, we come to another sin that is not becoming of a person being an imitator of God and if you are practicing this sin with no confession, remorse, or repentance you are not apart of the Kingdom of God We talked about the lifestyle of sexual sin and the lifestyle of uncleanness. Next, Paul says, "nor a covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God."
To covet means to lust for or desire something that someone else has. A "covetous man" is one who is "greedy of gain, a person who is eager to have more of what one already has, especially that which belongs to others." "Thou shalt not covet" is one of the Ten Commandments.