KEY SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 27:4 KJV” Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy”
Envy is a longing or passion to have what another person has or to be what the other person is. Envy does not only long for what the other party has, it also desires the failure or destruction of that person. It is very absurd to be envious of anything of any kind. Envy isolates one from his source, that is God. Envy is an evidence of lack of trust in God. The message of envy is that God is not fair to you, to give good things to the other party: and so you must be the one who should have it. Proverbs 14:30 KJV “A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones”. Envy poisons the bones, and makes the culprit physically sick. God would not function with an envious person. I said God would not work with such a person because, envy in action disowns God.
King Saul the anointed King became so envious of David such that he left his roles as a king and went searching caves and various lands to find David and kill him. Envy drove King Saul into his death. Job 5:2 KJV” For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one. “He should have just asked David to go fight the Philistines for Israel. This would have preserved his soul from death. Envy is a big sign that one is deceived and always makes Satan use an individual to fulfill God’s plans for the second party
IF you wish to be used graciously by the Lord, then refuse to envy another person. Envy is also a sign that one’s love and relationship with the Lord is dwindling. To keep yourself free of it please maintain a strong fellowship with the Holy Ghost. Spend quality time adoring and loving the Lord. Recognize that He is more than enough for you. Colossians 2:10 KJV” And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:” To be complete in this context means, you are filled with everything about God. In actual fact you lack nothing. David said, the Lord is my shepherd and so I have everything I need. If Jesus is your sufficiency, you would continually trust him and not care about what another man has
The Lord is my sufficiency. In Him all things are mine. Through faith in Him I obtain whatever I require. I cannot envy whatever any man has. I praise God for whatever blessing He’s made available to others. I am very content in the Lord.
2 Corinth 3:5 KJV “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God”;
1 Corinth 3:21 KJV” Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;”