Love does not envy…
– 1 Corinthians 13:4 (NIV)
Envying someone else’s life doesn’t make your life better like actually enjoying your own does.
– Ann Voskamp
It is a very human trait in us to feel that another’s advancement is in some way a blow to ourselves. It is equally a human trait to feel that another’s downfall and disgrace in some way adds a bit of luster to our own crowns. Of course, nothing could be more utterly false.
-Clovis G. Chappell
In some dispositions there is such an envious kind of pride that they cannot endure that any but themselves should be set forth for excellent; so that when they hear one justly praised, they will either seek to dismount his virtues, or, if they be like a clear light, they will stab him with a “but” of detraction.
The cure for the sin of envy and jealousy is to find our contentment in God.
Whenever people are jealous or selfish, they cause trouble and do all sorts of cruel things.
– James 3:16 (CEV)
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