Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:52 -- Joyce Long

“A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.” Proverbs 14:30

Envy’s roots go deep. They feed on pride, finger their way through the heart and destroy life. Envy is not easy to identify. It’s an ugly disease that will kill the spirit.

Like Eve, we desire what is not ours. We want another’s gifts, talents and blessings. We wish for her personality, her beauty and her figure. We become consumed, we’re miserable and we make others miserable. Our life, our joy, is gone because of discontentment.

Sister, I invite you to renew your life – stop feeding envy with pride. Humble yourself before God. Be content with such things as ye have and He will exalt you in due time. Allow Him to bring life to your bones.

A contented heart is life and joy!

~J Long

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