Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Envy makes a human heart ghastly looking.

When we envy what we perceive others possesss, we'll go to great lengths to try and take it from them.

Envy appears when we are not grateful for how God has created our world or for how He has blessed us.

Envy comes from a sense of inadequecy and emptiness that comes from our heart history of woundedness. The more a person is driven by emptiness and inadequecy, the more self-centred and violent they will become.

Gratitude and kindness are the antidotes to envy, but it often takes God's severe mercy for us to wake up and drink the medicine. Are you envious of someone? What is it that you perceive they have that you want?

Ask a friend to help you name the fear, the envy in your soul, and to help you find a deeper courage than you think you possess in order to get out of the pit.

Titus 3:3-8
At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another.

But when the kindness and love of God our Saviour appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Saviour, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.

This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.


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