Love is internal, not external. There can be external manifestaÂtions, but love itself will always be an internal factor. Coveting is always internal; the external manifestation is result. We must see that to love God with all the heart, mind, and soul is not to covet against God; and to love man, to love our neighbour as ourselves, is not to covet against man. When I covet God’s prerogatives for myself, or covet another person’s things for myself, I am not loving God or the person as I should.
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