READ: 1 Kings 21:1-15; 20-24

…Take heed, and beware of covetousness…

Luke 12:15

Many women fall into ugly sins. These are often difficult to talk about or even mention. When you look around you, you may think that you are the only one. The devil’s plan is to isolate you and make you depressed.

Many women fall prey to the sins of jealousy and covetousness. Woman, accept the blessings that God has given to your neighbour. Do not fight it because you cannot! Gladly attend the wedding of your friend. As you rejoice with her today , people will rejoice with you one day.

Do not be covetous or think that you must have what everybody else has. Women commonly compare lifestyles and clothes. They want their children to attend certain schools because their neighbour’s child does. Woman, be content with your position! When you force yourself to possess things that are not yours, you will only turn into a “Jezebel”.

Some women disobey God and marry unbelievers (2 Corinthians 6:14). However, to marry an unbeliever is not the unpardonable sin. The church must not drive away people who are married to unbelievers. The fact that you are married to an unbeliever does not mean you are not a Christian. You are welcome in the church! If you have any problems, see your pastor and he will counsel you and pray with you.

Woman, the fact that you have made a mistake does not mean you should stay away!

By Dag Heward-Mills.