From The Christian’s Daily Walk. Headings are not the author’s.
A summary of the commandment
The tenth commandment concerns contentment with a man’s own condition; the foundation of all order and justice amongst men; forbidding the contrary, namely, coveting that which is not his.
Questions for reflection
- Am I content with mine own condition, as, with my place which I hold in family, church, or commonwealth, with husband or wife, house or estate?
- Can I heartily rejoice in the prosperity of others, even when they are greater, happier, wiser, or better than myself?
- Or am I, rather, full of discontent with my condition, coveting after something or other which is my neighbour’s — at least by actual concupiscence [i.e., strong desire], in multitude of evil and envious thoughts, arising from the law of my members, though my will opposes them?