Take heed, and beware of all covetousness; for a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions." Luke 12:15
Not for the first time I have pondered on the order of the Ten Commandments. "Thou shalt not covet" comes at the end, seemingly as an after-thought. However, I have often thought that if I can refrain from coveting, the other commandments will take care of themselves.
If I do not covet another's possessions, I will not be tempted to take what does not belong to me. If I do not covet another's repurtation, I will not be tempted to speak ill of him or to bear false witness against him. And so it goes.
This I know for sure: when I shun the sin of coveting, I keep the other commandments.