Envy is an Insult to God

Envy is an insult to God. Every time we wish we were someone else, have what they have, or do what they do, we’re saying, “God, you made a mistake with me. You could have done better.”

Envy is a form of spiritual rebellion based on ignorance and arrogance. It assumes that I have a better plan for my life than God’s plan for my life.

Romans 9:20 (NLT),

No, don’t say that. Who are you, a mere human being, to argue with God? Should the thing that was created say to the one who created it, “Why have you made me like this?”

1 Corinthians 4:7a-8b (MSG),

Isn’t everything you have and everything you are sheer gifts from God? So what’s the point of all this comparing and competing? You already have all you need.

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