The Tenth Commandment – For Young Children

“Thou shalt not covet”


that we should not waste our time and thoughts wishing and hoping to have something
that belongs to another. This strong desire to own what someone else has, can spoil our happiness. We forget to be thankful to God for all the good He has given us and has planned for us. We must control this type of greed, or we will find ourselves breaking the other
commandments in order to “get what we want when we want it!”

“Thou shalt not covet”

helps us

to prepare for a life as a Christian. Because this commandment is something that you
THINK in your heart, only you and God would know how much you are trying to obey it.
This unselfish way of thinking prepares you for the lessons taught by Jesus, especially those found in his Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount. If you love your “neighbor” you will be happy for them that they have a nice home, family, friends, and things. You can learn to trust our divine Father and Mother Love, the infinite Giver of all good, to provide you now and always with whatever you need when you need it.

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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume One: The Ten Commandments”
Copyright 2001)

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10th - For Kids



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