Contrast David, who was "a man after God's own heart" and his predecessor on the throne, Saul. The jealousy Saul developed for David destroyed what had started as a promising reign over Israel. By observing the stages Saul went through to his destruction, we can make it our prayer that God would search ..
David: Developing a Heart for God, Part 3: A Jealous Heart
by John Ortberg
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In the Bible we read about people and their families chosen by God, actually were very flawed. This is no more apparent than in the story of Jacob and his sons, especially his favorite son, Joseph. What flaws this family and our families for that matter, is envy. And with family envy, no one is the ..
Joseph, Part 1: Surviving an Imperfect Family
To be envious is to be dissatisfied with one's own possessions in light of the possessions of others. This sin does not get as much press as adultery, murder, or stealing in our culture because envy is actually the lifeline of our consumer-oriented market. Advertisers need us to envy the appearance, ..
Moses: A Journey Toward God, Part 12: Miriam, Aaron & the Green-Eyed Monster
by Nancy Beach
When presented the question of what motivates people to want to achieve and succeed, we can go right to Ecclesiastes 4:4 where Solomon hits us with the statement, "And I saw that all toil and achievement spring from one man's envy of another. It's meaningless. It's chasing after the wind." This message ..
Satisfied? Part 3
by Steve Carter