With this episode we arrive at the 10th commandment: “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house, you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.” In Heidelberg Catechism 113 we treat the 10th commandment as a summary of the whole law because it is. Coveting is all about what you love, what you want, and who you are. In a sense, then, we’re back to where we began since the 1st table is about the intellect, will, and affections. Here’s more on the problem of concupiscence.
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