DO NOT ENVY (5)
Galatians 5:26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
Insight and Highlight
Job 5:2-3 For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.
Envy brings hopelesness and depression. It is a feeling of discontentment and dissatisfaction.
The psalmist's envy of the wicked man's wealth caused him depression because he was troubled all day long, Ps 73:14, 16.
Envy can be a source of strife, ref Rom 13:13. It may bring about, sudden death, ref Job 5:3.
It makes a person give up on him/herself thinking they could never attain in life.
Believe your hope in God will not be in vain.
Besides you do not know the source of what you are envying. The psalmist concluded he had been foolish and ignorant because of needless envy, Ps 73:22.
Eliphaz commented saying when he discovered the foolish taking root, he cursed his habitation. Job 5:3 I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.
Be a contented person and live contentedly among people.
Hold on to God.
Make no provision for the flesh to fulfil your lust (of envy), ref Heb 13:14.
Call to Word action
1 Peter 2:1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings.
The Christian clarion duty
Let your eyes be satisfied, ref Prov 27:20.
Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
Lord, let me not live my life in envy, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and be blessed as you come into His presence.
God bless you.