Envy 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.
Here’s every element of the series:
- 1 Cor. 13:4
1 Cor. 13:5
1 Cor. 13:6
1 Cor. 13:7
1 Cor. 13:8