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- Jealousy and envy are “kissing cousins”.
- Jealousy means I protect/ keep what I have from others who might want to get it.
- Envy is a desire (and desires are fine), envy, though, is steeped in resentment and is fueled by pride.
- None of us, even the believer in Christ is immune from having envious thoughts or making envious statements.
- We don’t have to live in the state of envy.
Scripture referencesFor wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one (Job 5:2).
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world (1 John 2:16).
But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content (1 Timothy 6:6-8).
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need (Philippians 4:11-12).
The blessing of the Lord , it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it (Proverbs 10:22).
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
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