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Entered By: Mark
Entry Date: 2014-10-06 12:49:37
Subject: Envy

Envy is a powerful evil. Much of the destruction, gossip and political forces are birthed out of envy. It breeds malcontent and other ugly monsters. Worst of all, it is self-destructive and more harmful to the bearer than the target.

I don't think much needs to be said about it. I could give you countless, personal examples, but it's not necessary and I would be venturing into gossip-land, something we are weathering heavily at the moment.

Money is not the only thing that is envied, though you could often trace most envy back to money. We might be jealous of social status, marital status, simple physical attributes or countless other worldly, temporary things.

Here's the hardest part. Christians are commanded to pray for their enemies, even though sometimes the very same people who slander us, at least claim to be Christians.

Most of all, remember that this world is temporary. Why bother being envious of someone, something that will pass away in short time? In the scope of eternity, the possessions, status and pleasures of this world are completely irrelevant. Divide anything by infinity and you effectively have zero. 

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re: Envy  by mike rockert on Tuesday October 07, 2014

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