Nothing good or profitable ever comes from envy. It only creates misery for the envious person. Envy, and jealousy, only take their place at the table when we allow them to. Stay far away from this one, unless you aren’t concerned about a deduction from your spiritual health account.
“The man who keeps busy helping the man below him won’t have time to envy the man above him”, The Christian Herald.
So, did you catch that? Serving, humility, “the man who keeps busy helping”. That sounds like real wisdom to me! Even better than having our focus and priorities in the right place, I could have an even nobler perspective. How about being happy for someone who has plenty?
Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming,
but who can stand before jealousy?
Portion of commentary from David Jeremiah Pathways Devotional, November 7.