A follow up to my post God is _____? Part 2
"Love...does not envy..." 1 Corinthians 13:4
In this series, we have already gone through two descriptions of God. God is patient. And God is kind. But now we come upon something that God is not. God does not envy.
I think "envy" is a word that we don't use a lot in the 21st century. Maybe it would help if you mentally replace it with "God is not jealous". Jealousy and enviousness are basically the same thing. They both involve looking at something or someone and wishing that you were more like him/her.
material possessions, talents why don't you try to replace the envy? Consider the other person as more important than yourself. Become a servant like Jesus. Instead of getting jealous, complement them. Be glad for them. Tell them that you admire their talent, gift, etc. Show Jesus' love! Get rid of envy and replace it with something worthwhile. Something that won't tear people down. Something that can make a difference.
What are your thoughts about "Love Does Not Envy"? How can we replace envy with love in our daily lives? What is the hardest thing for you to not be envious about? Comment below!