Cure For Envy !!!!!!!!

06 May
Cure For Envy !!!!!!!!

Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long. For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cast off. (Proverbs 23:17-18)

When we see the wicked prosper we are apt to envy them. When we hear the noise of their mirth and our own spirit is heavy, we half think that they have the best of it. This is foolish and sinful. If we knew them better, and specially if we remembered their end, we should pity them.

The cure for envy lies in living under a constant sense of the divine presence, worshiping God and communing with Him all the day long, however long the day may seem. True religion lifts the soul into a higher region, where the judgment becomes more clear and the desires are more elevated. The more of heaven there is in our lives, the less of earth we shall covet. The fear of God casts out envy of men.

The deathblow of envy is a calm consideration of the future. The wealth and glory of the ungodly are a vain show. This pompous appearance flashes out for an hour and then is extinguished. What is the prosperous sinner the better for his prosperity when judgment overtakes him? As for the godly man, his end is peace and blessedness, and none can rob him of his joy; wherefore, let him forgo envy and be filled with sweet content.

C.H. Spurgeon, Faith’s Checkbook


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3 responses to “Cure For Envy !!!!!!!!

  1. kiwiskan

    May 6, 2014 at 5:04 am

    I don’t envy sinners, but I sure get fed up with them sometimes – when things happen like those poor kidnapped girls in Nigeria, and I wonder how long they are going to get away with their cruelty


    • Levi Thetford

      May 6, 2014 at 5:11 am

      I just commented on that on another blog a few minutes ago. It just infuriates me. This happens to girls and women, though maybe not on scale, everyday in areas of the world. For certain their day is coming. I certainly don’t envy them as well!!!



    May 7, 2014 at 2:49 am

    I believe Spurgeon because Scripture teaches it but also from experience…abiding in Christ and worshipping God is the only cure to envy



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