A Carpenter Called Adam
by Berni Dymet
Exod. 20:17 You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
Just at the moment, I have Adam the carpenter doing a few bits and pieces around the house.
Now under the sink, we have one of those sliding towel racks that wasn't sliding very well. So I asked him to take a look at it. About three minutes later - it worked like a dream.
I just could never have done that! But then Adam probably can't play the piano the way I do. So what's the point of comparing?
But comparing is something we all fall into.
How other people look or what they have or earn or how wonderful their life seems to be. And without realizing it we kind of grumble away in our hearts. You know commandment number ten of ten is this:
You shall not envy your neighbor's house. Or his wife, or his servants, or his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
Maybe that wouldn't have been in my top ten. But then - you stop and think about it - it makes a lot of sense.
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