Saturday, June 6, 2015

Jealousy Is When You Count Someone Else’s Blessings Instead of Your Own

The Bible talks a lot about jealousy. Probably because it has such a powerfully destructive influence on our lives. It doesn’t matter how much money or power or education or talent a person has, everyone struggles with being upset over not having certain things others have.

The great tragedy is that jealousy steals any possibility of happiness. Take a look at the Bible passages below. Don’t they describe well what happens to the jealous person?

“Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple.” Job 5:2

“A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.” Proverbs 14:30

This coming weekend we’ll be looking at what happened to a man named Saul when envy and jealousy began to take over his life. To make a long story short, he pretty much lost everything. The irony is that the very man Saul was jealous of, David, was his most loyal supporter. Had Saul counted his own blessings and left David be, his life would have been radically different for the better.

There is no miracle cure for jealousy – nothing that we can do or say that will instantly remove it from our lives. It is something we will struggle with because it is part of our human brokenness. But that is no reason NOT to fight it now. Don’t let envy and jealousy steal the peace and contentment God wants you to have in life. Join us this Saturday evening or Sunday morning for one of our worship services and start the fight!

Saturday night service: 6:00 pm
Sunday morning service: 10:00 am

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.