“Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby.” 1 Peter 2:1-2
Because we are imperfect beings, we are sometimes envious of others. God’s Word warns us that envy is sin so we must guard ourselves against the natural tendency to feel resentment and jealousy when other people experience good fortune. We have absolutely no reason to be envious of any people on earth. After all, as Christians we are already recipients of the greatest gift in all creation, God’s grace. We have been promised the gift of eternal life through God’s only begotten Son, and we must count that gift as our most precious possession! Amen!