John Bradshaw - Thou Shalt Not Covet
As the children of Israel were nearing the promised land, one man's sin turned out to have tragic consequences. God had commanded Israel to take nothing from Jericho, everything was to be destroyed, but a man named Akan chose to do otherwise; he later admitted, "When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them." Joshua 7:21.
The last of the Ten Commandments says, "Thou shalt not covet". Wanting what you shouldn't have, or have no right to, inordinate desire for that which is someone else's, that's not good.
You don't hear much about covetousness today; it seems like it isn't considered to be much of an issue, but it is in God's eyes. Better to surrender your desires to God, than to repeat Akan's experience. I'm John Bradshaw for It Is Written.