As we saw last week in 1 Kings 21, covetousness is a gateway that leads to many other forms of sin. But the gate may be shut through the grace of the Savior who dwells within us. The One who never yielded to covetousness is able to strengthen us against temptation so that we may live lives of contentment before God.
The early church father Augustine was one of the most influential theologians in the centuries after the apostles passed from the scene. One of his letters still exists in which he gives advice to a widow on the type of person she should be to pray and the types of things she should pray for. Using Augustine’s scripturally based advice, we will see how we can be more biblical in our own prayer life.