“The struggle with Envy”
Wednesday, July 10.
“Saul has slain his thousand, David his ten thousand” (1 Samuel 18:7).
In this passage, Israel sing a song to the honor of David. Saul was not pleased. Jealousy came into the picture. Jealousy is poisonous because it leads to a hosts of other sins. Therefore, envy should be dealt with immediately before it turns to other emotions and attitudes.
It was envy that warped the thinking of King Saul that he began blinded to reality. Envy made Saul suspicious. The king began to think that David was trying to take his royal position. Saul had no evidence. Envy clouded his thinking that he took every success in this young soldier’s life as a reason for resentment.
Fear and bitterness fester in the mind of Saul. It fester to the point where Saul wanted to take David’s life. Can we go as far as Saul did? Yes certainly, jealous is a powerful emotion and can lead us to do very bad things. If there is any feelings of bitterness, resentment, and hostility, let us prayerfully submit those feelings to our heavenly father to help us.
Memory verse: Proverbs 3:5
“Jealousy is a strong emotion that can break any relationship,” (Your tango)