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1 Peter 2:1 – Envy (July 13)

Hello and thanks for joining in on to today’s daily devotion. Today is Wednesday. July 13th. The 4th day of the Hebraic week.

Our verse today is 1 Peter 2:1.

1 Peter 2:1
Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.

Today, we want to focus on the fourth item mentioned in this verse. That being envy. Envy is defined as a feeling of being discontented or a resentful longing aroused by someone else’s possessions, qualities, or success. Ever had that before?

Interestingly enough, a lot of people cover it up in their pride. They maintain an effort of trying to make themselves look as though they are better or have more. It’s in those efforts that can truly lead to an unhappy life. It’s a life of constant strife in trying to be on top. Constantly trying to have the best or be the best. Many times, however, the happiness that it produces is very
shallow simply because it is so short lived. It’s all good until they see the next thing they have to be or obtain.

Envy really comes from wanting to look or feel important to others. Trying to be someone or have something to keep a relationship alive in order to make ourselves look important. Many times one does not see this in their life until they are alone. That’s when they realize who they really need. Is it time for you to get alone?

Let this be a focus in your time of meditation throughout the day. Until tomorrow, shalom!

Here's something interesting to consider: