KEY SCRIPTURE: John 7:19 KJV” Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?”
Recently there was a story which went viral on social media, about a girl whose friend poisoned her because she had an iPhone.
King Saul was killed in a battle he should not have died, yet because of envy, he went to that battle and was killed. David should have gone to fight for Saul, yet since he disliked David, he David could not go to that battle.
Envy in most cases fights and attacks the man who is ordained to save you.
Envy always blindfolds a man to rob him of the human solutions God brings into his life by using him to destroy that very solution or person.
There is a difference between envy and jealousy. Envy is a sense of insecurity that develops in an individual because of the potentials, gifting s, and privileges that another individual may possess, and so considers the existence of that individual as a threat to his glory, success and what have you. Jealousy is also a sense of insecurity but this time, it comes as a result of being over protective about losing something dear or someone dear.
Our key scripture talks about the dominance of enviness over the Jews, that made them want to kill Jesus. The Lord reveals the reason why they fell into the clutches of this cruel nature. He said they failed to practice the teachings of the law.
The basic reason why people get envious is because of lack of faith in God.
It is the absence of faith that creates that sense of insecurity and makes the other person look very superior and threatening to you.
Any one filled with envy lacks the dominance of God’s word period.
A knowledge of the word would teach you in Ps 145:16 that “God opens His hands to satisfy the desire of all living.” You would also know that God has no favourite and would accept all who does what is right.
Gen 4:7 “If thou doest well, will thou not be accepted……” Your state of affairs is as a result of your performance and not any body’s doing.
The Lord said in the last line of our key scripture that, “…why go ye about to kill me…? I wish to ask you, are you going about to kill someone.? This question may sound very much outrageous; for you may be saying, how can I go about seeking to kill anyone? Well, may I ask another question, are you envious of another person? Envy may start as a little dislike against some traits, potential of another, yet it has the great ability to overwhelm you.
A little envy sets you up on the way to murder.
Kill every evil feeling towards any person. It does not matter who you are, whether, a student, a pastor, a politician or just a friend, kill the slightest feeling of envy. It can make a murderer out of you.
How to deal with envy;
1 Thank God for the good things, blessings you notice about your neighbour. ROM 12:15
2. Accept that God is not a respecter of persons, but blesses all according to His perfect love and judgement. ACT 10:34
3. Accept responsibility for your current state, knowing that, if you improve on yourself, your prospects would rise. Genesis 4:8
4. Decide never to be envious, but refuse any feeling of envy.
The following are some scriptures on envy
(Job 5:2, Prov 3:31, Prov 14:30, Prov 23:17, Prov 27:4)
THOUGHT: KILL THE SMALLEST FEELING OF ENVY IN YOU, FOR WHEN IT GROWS, IT WOULD MAKE A MURDERER OUT OF YOU.
Prov 27:4 KJV “Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?”
Job 5:2 KJV “For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.”
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“Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God; He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded”
When we are secure in Him we are no longer defined by what we do… Being free to serve others come from our knowing our place in Him. Envy and Jealously is the revelation of a life not rightly related to Him.
Good share as always.