Answer: The Tenth Commandment requireth full contentment with our own condition, with a right and charitable frame of spirit toward our neighbour, and all this is his.
Are you content with what you have and are you glad for your neighbor? The Westminster Puritans understood that the tenth commandment requires our full contentment with our own condition and a right spirit towards our neighbor, being glad for him in all that he has.
When we are unsatisfied with what God has given to us, this is sinning against God. When we do not have a charitable frame of spirit toward our neighbor, this is sinning against our neighbor.
The great commandment is to love the Lord your God with your whole self and the second is to love your neighbor as yourself. The entire law and the prophets depend on these two commandments; (Mt. 22:37-40) therefore, being dissatisfied is not loving God who is the giver of all things and being jealous of your neighbor’s positions is not loving your neighbor as yourself.
Love the Lord your God with all of your heart, soul and mind by being content. Love your neighbor as yourself by having a right and charitable spirit toward your neighbor with regards to all that your neighbor has.
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