Psalm 40:8--I delight to do Your will, my God; Your instruction lives within me.
King David possessed an outstanding heart for God. His desires revolved around pleasing God, knowing His will and obeying His commands. I believe the cure to covetousness is unbridled passion to know God. If we attack our lust for money or possessions we are doomed to fail because we are competing against our natural flesh. The solution to lust is to set our hearts on “things above”. We cannot remain enamored with what the world offers if we are stoking the coals of passion for God Himself. “Who do I have in heaven but You? And I desire nothing on earth but You” (Psalm 73:25).
Covetousness is the root of all evil, whether it shows itself in money matters or in any way . . . It may be hard for the rich to enter the kingdom of heaven, but it is just as hard for the poor to seek first the kingdom of God.—Oswald Chambers in Highest Good
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Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)