Ya' know... I've never really understood that one. Sadly though, it's familiar. It's something that's followed me all my life. And why? ...
Don't have a clue.
I've never had anything to speak of. In fact, less than less. Less in things... less in attributes... less in abilities and less in supports.
And moreover, witnessing the spirit of envy operate toward others isn't any prettier. Apostle Paul asserts,
See, when envy is allowed to abide... look out!
Seems something just as foul, like lust, greed, strife, cruelty, anger, hatred, murder, debate, deceit or division will certainly have it's feet propped on the ole coffee table, too. Open door policy baby!
So, what are people so envious about? Why do they exhaust their precious energy on such a trivial distraction?
Because they're unknowingly in search of something to fill that void that only God can satisfy.
Envy is an illusion and a delusion. It's jealousy of another's apparent advantage.
Yes. Envy is a sin.
When we covet, we're actually denying God, who is our Father and supplier of all our needs, the opportunity to love us and give us that something that far exceeds in value the actual thing of our carnal focus.
And yes, He's the supplier of our “wants”, too. If our motives are right and the desires are good for us.
And thankfully, for the woe of envy, there is a solution!
penned by: Hallie Agar