What is Facebook good for? Provoking envy, according to studies.
Why are we humans so prone to brag, show off and flaunt pride? This is sin.
Why are also vulnerable to feeling envy? Rom. 12:15 describes Christian character: Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Feel good about another’s success/blessing. Feel compassion on another’s failure/suffering.
Compassion of the suffering is why Christians evangelize. Maybe what you’re suffering is envy. Come to Jesus.
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