Envy / Contentment

June 30, 2019

Summary

Vice РEnvy:  Feeling bitter when others have it better

Virtue – Contentment: Loving what’s right in front of you

Envy takes joy away and gives only pain without pleasure. It can be consuming and lead to damage for ourselves and others. We find in the scripture today that Cain’s envy led him to kill his brother. Instead we are directed by God to find contentment in that which is right in front of us. We are to practice gratitude and appreciation for God’s presence, letting go of envy.

Bible References

  • Psalm 73:1 - 28
  • Genesis 4:1 - 16
  • Matthew 20:1 - 16
  • Isaiah 43:1 - 4

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