ENVY IS A DANGEROUS SIN
GALATIANS 5:19-21 THE ACTS OF THE FLESH ARE OBVIOUS: SEXUAL IMMORALITY, IMPURITY AND DEBAUCHERY; IDOLATRY AND WITCHCRAFT; HATRED, DISCORD, JEALOUSY, FITS OF RAGE, SELFISH AMBITION, DISSENSIONS, FACTIONS AND ENVY
; DRUNKENNESS, ORGIES, AND THE LIKE. I WARN YOU, AS I DID BEFORE, THAT THOSE WHO LIVE LIKE THIS WILL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD.#repentandsinnomore
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
ENVY IS A DANGEROUS SIN AND MANY DON'T WANT TO ADMIT THEY PRACTICE IT. Throughout the last 5 yrs, I've noticed many Christians who are envious of each other's circumstances, belongings, marriages, spouses, families, homes, finances, jobs, blessings, callings, purposes and anointings! Yes even the anointing!
Whatever happened to being happy for one another? Whatever happened to blessing others?
Whatever happened to carrying the burdens of others?
Luke 6:45 states, "A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks."
Whatever happened to "Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep." (Romans 12:15)?
I've noticed that many Christians like to see others fail, like to see others in the valley, like to see others in pain or suffering and others who don't want God's promises to be manifested in their lives. ALL THIS IS EVIL! I've also noticed many Christians who display ZERO empathy, compassion, mercy, love or concern for those who are hurting whether they're a believer or a nonbeliever because in their pride they feel entitled and well deserving of the good life they maybe having. Well if you keep that attitude up, GOD CAN REBUKE YOU, FLIP IT OVERNIGHT, TAKE IT ALL AWAY AND PUT YOU LIKE JOB OR NEBUCHADNEZZAR TO TEACH YOU A PAINFUL LESSON!
Some "christians" are insensitive, arrogant, prideful and boastful (ie shouting "I'm blessed I'm blessed") in front of those who face difficult circumstances. You behave this way and yet you call yourself a child of Christ? NO! You are a child of Satan who walks in the flesh, with a heart of stone who mocks, ridicules, scoffs at others! If that is you , let me remind you what Proverbs 16:18 states, "Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall." Job 1:21 states, And he said:“Naked I came from my mother’s womb,And naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
In conclusion, we are to be happy for one another!
We are to use our mouths to speak life, truth, blessings and miracles for one another in JESUS' name!
Last but not least we forgive and we bless our enemies through our words, thoughts and actions. 24/7!
"But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you," (Matthew 5:44)