APRIL 3, WEDNESDAY
No place for envy
Main text: Genesis 4:8 (kjv)
“And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him”.
Proverbs 23:17 – Do not let your heart envy sinners, but live in the fear of the Lord always.
Have you allowed envy to form a ‘stronghold’ in your life? Do you find yourself avoiding or feeling resentful of certain people because of their success?. The Bible says in Proverbs 14:30 “A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones”.
If you find yourself constantly criticizing someone and craving what they have, read these words and think about them carefully and prayerfully: “For I know the thought that I think towards you, saith the Lord, thought of peace, and not of evil, to give you and expected end” (Jeremiah 29:11).
“In those days, when you pray, I will listen” (Jeremiah 29:11-12). In essence, envy says to God, “You made a mistake when you made me like I am. I want to be like that other person, and have what they have! “No, God has a unique calling and destiny for you.
So instead of giving place to envy, let it motivate you to become the best possible ‘you’ – the person God intended you to be. Do not envy you brother or sister like Cain did, which led to Abel’s death.
APPRECIATE YOUR GOD GIVEN POTENTIALS
Oh Lord, remove every traces of envy in me in Jesus Name.