ENVY – a dissatisfaction with what God has given to you; a hatred of the “hand you’ve been dealt.”
Note: Envy and Pride (the next sin) are very closely related. There is a great deal of overlap in the next two weeks’ meditations.
Read Galatians 5:25-6:10
This passage is a classic example of a chapter heading interrupting a thought. The idea of verse 26 is fleshed out in the first ten verses of chapter 6.
Envy will lead a man (or woman) to ‘sow to his own flesh’ [v 8]. We will plant the seeds of what God has given us in the soil of our own abilities, and the result will be corrupt and mutated.
Creator, help me to sow the good seeds of what you have blessed me with in the soil you have prepared, to bring forth a harvest of blessing and joy in your Spirit!