Do you struggle with envy? Did you know that the root of envy is pride? This article offers several ways in which to put to death the sin of envy: know who you are in Christ, remember God's promises, thank God for the gifts of others, learn from the gifts and accomplishments of others, and be content with however God is pleased to use you.
This article reveals how envy is a window into the real struggles of our heart.
Ecclesiastes 4:1-12 provides a description of man's trouble. As a result of the fall into sin, man has been isolated from God. Therefore, in this life both the oppressed and the oppressor have no comforter. Their misery is made worse by envy which dwells in the heart. However, God has intervened and has sent the Comforter to mankind.
Challenging the modern trend of divorcing morality from God, this article shows that sin is primarily an attack on God. The author discusses this using the example of adultery and envy. The fact that God is the Creator causes sin to be against Him, and sin mars the character of God. The author highlights implications of this for pastoral care.