Catechism Lesson for the Week of August 17, 2014

Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism lesson for the week of August 17, 2014:

 THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

 IN THE PLAIN FORM IN WHICH THE HEAD OF THE FAMILY
SHALL TEACH THEM TO HIS HOUSEHOLD

THE NINTH

“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house.”

What does this mean?

Answer: We should fear and love God, and so we should not seek by craftiness to gain possession of our neighbor’s inheritance or home, nor to obtain them under pretext of legal right, but be of service and help to him so that he may keep what is his.[1]

[1]Tappert, T. G. 2000, c1959. The Book of Concord : The confessions of the evangelical Lutheran church. Fortress Press: Philadelphia

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