We live in a world that is contaminated by sin. We cannot see any good thing here but still, we have to run after righteousness. We are called to be separated from the modern age and earth’s traditions. We should love our enemies and pray for them.
In this world, many people envy each other but the scripture says we should show our love when we face such a situation.
We cannot win this world by our strength but we can win people by showing love to them.
Jealousy is a powerful force, that we often need God’s words to help us overcome. These Bible verses lead us back to the path of patience, faith, and self-control.
Scriptures about envy
The word of God is very clear about envy: it is a “work of the flesh,” an incredibly dangerous and destructive sin, and we need to completely get rid of it!
(1 Corinthians 3:3)
“You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans?”
“A sound heart is life to the body, but envy is rottenness to the bones.”
“Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.”
“For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.”
“But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth.”
“And I saw that all toil and all achievement spring from one person’s envy of another. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind”
The strength we need
Jesus Christ Himself is our great example – a Man whom we can follow! In the heat of the battle, remember these verses and, together with prayer, use them to overcome envy.
“Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.”
“Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,”
“Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.”
“For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.”
“You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”