“The Danger of Envy” Pt 2
John 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
35 By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
1 Cor 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous
NKJV love does not envy
We looked at several examples, Jesus, Paul, Joseph, Able, (Simon Sorcerer)
PASS It refuses to be jealous when blessing comes to someone else.
AMP love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy
ENVY MEANS: TO BURN, BOIL OVER. TO HAVE A STRONG COMPETIVENESS – OUT OF RIVALRY…. (COMPETITION)
Eccl 4:4 Again, I saw that for all toil and every skillful work a man is envied by his neighbor. This also is vanity and grasping for the wind.
(Jam 3:16) “Every kind of meanness” – that would be the absence of God and love
Gen 26 Isaac was in Gerar and there was a famine… Lord told him stay.
12 Now Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. And the Lord blessed him, 13 and the man became rich, and continued to grow richer until he became very wealthy; 14 for he had possessions of flocks and herds and a great household, so that the Philistines envied him.
27 Isaac said to them, “Why have you come to me, since you hate me and have sent me away from you?” 28 They said, “We see plainly that the Lord has been with you;
Mark 10:28 Peter began to say to Him, “Behold, we have left everything and followed You.” 29 Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel’s sake, 30 but that he will receive a hundred times as much now in the present age, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life.
YOU HAVE TO GROW IN LOVE MORE THAN YOU GROW IN PROSPERITY
John 15:16 You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you. 17 This I command you, that you love one another.
18 If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.
ALL THE WAY TO Vs 25 “they hated me without a cause”
Gen 27:41 So Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him, and Esau said in his heart, “The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then I will kill my brother Jacob.”