I thought this was an interesting way to describe covetousness. I’m on page 275 now in this book and have about 125 more pages to go. It has been a real good read for me. Blessings.
The Fight For Contentment, That Is, Faith in Future Grace (p. 222)
When you stop and think about it, that’s just what the definition of covetousness implies. I said that covetousness is desiring something so much that you lose your contentment in God. Or: it’s losing your contentment in God so that you start to seek contentment elsewhere. But this contentment in God is just what faith is.
Recall from Chapter sixteen how Jesus said in John 6:35, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me shall not hunger, and he who believes on Me shall never thirst.” In other words, what it means to believe in Jesus is to experience him as the satisfaction of my soul’s thirst and my heart’s hunger. Faith is the experience of contentment in Jesus. The fight of faith is the fight to keep your heart contented in Christ – to really believe, and keep on believing, that he will meet every need and satisfy every longing.