Testimonies, vs Covetousness

Limia_68822_7My daughter woke me again in the middle of the night last night. Many times after I’m fully up, I have a hard time going back to sleep.  Last night after getting back into bed, I grabbed my phone, and turned on the screen. I caught up on Instagram, Fox News, and then opened up Amazon to check out the deal of the day, or something to that affect. I was tired, and it was shallow thinking. Further, I wasn’t planning on buying anything. But the Holy Spirit spoke to me, and He said something to the affect of, “what if you opened your Bible app every time you grab your phone like that instead of looking at pictures or shopping?” I was convicted, because He was right. Then this morning, I read this verse that went hand in hand with that thought:

Psalm 119:36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.

How many times are our hearts, especially in this day and age, “inclined” toward covetousness? My prayer is that the Lord would incline my heart more toward seeking His Word and His testimonies, than toward covetousness, which really is idolatry.

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