Tag Archives: envy

The Politics of Envy; July 27, 2021


Daniel 6:5 Finally these men said, “We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.” Politics and envy haven’t changed throughout human history. This story … Continue reading

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Values; June 7, 2021


Job 21:16 But their prosperity is not in their own hands, so I stand aloof from the counsel of the wicked. Job here touches on an issue that comes up in the Bible many times and is still common all … Continue reading

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Faith; January 23, 2021


Job 5:2 Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple. Job’s friends’ pronouncements are largely collections of platitudes and truisms, but they do contain some nuggets worthy of meditation. Verse seven of this chapter – “Man is born to … Continue reading

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Fatherlessness; January 22, 2021


Deuteronomy 24:18 Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and the Lord your God redeemed you from there. That is why I command you to do this. We can be thoughtlessly cruel, and Moses didn’t want that to happen. He … Continue reading

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Focus; June 5, 2020


Psalm 73:1-3 Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold. For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity … Continue reading

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Resentment; November 6, 2017


Psalm 73:21-22 When my heart was grieved and my spirit embittered, I was senseless and ignorant; I was a brute beast before you. This Psalm is a very interesting exposition of the dangers of resentment. Verses 25 and 26 have … Continue reading

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March 29, 2017


Deuteronomy 2:9 Then the Lord said to me, “Do not harass the Moabites or provoke them to war, for I will not give you any part of their land. I have given Ar to the descendants of Lot as a … Continue reading

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October 25, 2015


Genesis 26:14-15 He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him. So all the wells that his father’s servants had dug in the time of his father Abraham, the Philistines stopped up, filling them with … Continue reading

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October 21, 2014


2 Corinthians 7:1 Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. This is the key to a holy lifestyle: not trying to earn … Continue reading

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April 25, 2014


John 21:22 Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.” This is a very important Scripture. We are so extremely prone to compare ourselves to others, either … Continue reading

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