Love does not envy


love does not envyEnvy hates because another has. This comes from an evil heart. We should rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn, but those who are given to feeling superior when they make comparisons also tend to feel envy when they feel inferior in any way.

This is the opposite of unity. So if you envy your spouse, your relationship is adversarial. You should make it partnership.

1 Cor. 13: 4 says: Love does not envy. You should shield your spouse, not leave them exposed to abuse.

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20 responses to “Love does not envy

  1. Thank you for this.
    I have always heard this as “Love does not boast”, but you are right.
    The corollary of boasting would be envy when someone else does better, or has more.
    Envy surely is evil, from a heart of evil.
    I like how you have clarified this here.
    Our hearts can truly be wayward.
    Thanks 🙂

  2. And……I love the pink umbrellas! 😉

  3. Envy is at the root of much that is in the news these days. Only the love of God can heal it.

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