THE PROMISE: ENVY IS DESTRUCTIVE AND SO IS ANGER
"Stop your anger! Turn from your rage! Do not envy others—it only leads to harm." Psalm 37:8 NLT
As the recipient of God’s grace, you have every reason to celebrate life. After all, God has promised you the opportunity to receive His abundance and His joy—in fact, you have the opportunity to receive those gifts right now.
But, if you allow envy to gnaw away at the fabric of your soul, you’ll find that joy to be elusive. And if you focus too intently on other people’s blessings, you may lose sight of your own.
So, do yourself an enormous favor: rather than succumbing to the sin of envy, focus on the marvelous things that God has done for you—starting with Christ’s sacrifice.
Today and every day, thank the Giver of all good gifts and keep thanking Him for the wonders of His love and the miracles of His creation. Count your own blessings and let your neighbors count theirs.
It’s the rational way to think and the best way to live!
"Discontent dries up the soul." - Elisabeth Elliot
Our Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, You are God. I am not. Your name is holy. Deliver me from the needless pain of envy. You have given me countless blessings. Let me be thankful for the gifts I have received, and let me never be resentful of the gifts You have given others. In the name of the cleansing, clearing and protecting Blood of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.