We need to celebrate God’s grace and goodness for somebody else. Exodus 20:17 says, “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s.” The word “coveting” means “to desire enviously that which belongs to another.” The discontent which arises when we begin the comparison game is typically rooted in the sin of coveteousness….and pride.
Are you having a difficult time rejoicing when others are able to have children and you cannot? When others get married and you’re single? When you live in an apartment and others can buy a home? Oh, that you knew the love of God for you! Romans 8:28-39 is true for you, just as it is for the other person.
Thank God that He has blessed them, if He has. We need to love others sincerely and rejoice with what God has already given us in Christ—without getting involved in the comparison game! Ephesians 1:3 says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.” Somebody else’s blessing is not your loss.
About the author: Greg is a strong believer in Jesus Christ and is also a political analyst, author, and is the Editor-in-Chief for the National War Council. By day he is a self-employed non-emergency medical transport driver, as well as being an author and blogger. His articles are first published on Inspirational Christian Blogs, and I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ! His articles have been widely published on many well-known conservative websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so leaving all links intact and crediting the author and the website that the article appeared on.
Greg is the author of the newly released book: Spiritual Darkness is Destroying America and the Church
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