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Scriptures about the danger of 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! Just read these scriptures about envy and jealousy that show how just terrible
What does the Bible say about Envy? Discover the top Bible verses about Envy from the Old and New Testaments. Read through the biblical references of Envy to learn more about its meaning and significance. May you find some insight from these related scripture quotes.

The strength we need

“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.” (Romans 8:12-13).

“For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.” (Hebrews 2:18).

“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.” (Romans 8:26).

“I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.”( Galatians 5:16-17).

The solution A sword to fight envy

“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up…”( 1 Corinthians 13:4.)

“But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.”( Colossians 3:14).

“Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.” (Philippians 2:1-4).

“If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” (Luke 9:23-24).

“Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’” (Hebrews 13:5).

Envy results in many different sins

“Because the patriarchs were jealous of Joseph, they sold him as a slave into Egypt. But God was with him.”(21. Acts 7:9)

“Do not covet your neighbor’s house. Do not covet your neighbor’s wife, his male or female slave, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”( Exodus 20:17)

“You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.” (James 4:2)

“Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood, But who can stand before jealousy?”(. Proverbs 27:4)

“But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, don’t brag and deny the truth. Such wisdom does not come from above but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where envy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every kind of evil. “(James 3:14-16)

Start counting your own blessings

“Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh. (Romans 13:13-14)

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