Monday, July 4, 2011

Love does not envy

If I love someone, I am not to envy them?

What is meant by envy?

My bible dictionary defines envy as jealous; resentment aroused by another's advantage or possessions.

Jesus said in Mark 7: "What comes out of a man is what makes him 'unclean.' For from within,(out of men's hearts) come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and make a man unclean."

An evil action begins with a single thought. Allowing our minds to dwell on envy will lead to sin. It is a hard thing to want something badly and then be happy for someone else who has it. But that is LOVE!

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