The Characteristics of God’s Love (Part 4) – Love is NOT Envious
A few weeks ago I started a series entitled, “The Characteristics of God’s Love.” I told you that there are 20 Characteristics of God’s Love in 1 Corinthians 13. We have covered the first 3 so far, which were:
- Love Endures Long
- Love is Patient
- Love is Kind
Today we will cover the 4th: “Love Is NOT Envious”
According to the Webster’s dictionary…
Envy means: a painful awareness of another’s possessions or advantages and a desire to have them too.
Some Synonyms to the word ENVY are:
- green-eyed monster
Some Antonyms — (opposite in meaning words) are:
You get the picture.
If I made two columns with these words
Column 1 — Synonyms to Envy
Column 2 — Antonyms to Envy
Then I asked you to stand under a column, where would you stand?
I pray we can all stand under the column with the antonym words to the word Envy.
But if you can’t, then hopefully by the end of this message, you will be INSPIRED to walk love, free of Envy.
Here are a few highlights from the message:
— Envy is rooted in fear and there is no fear in love (1 Jn 4:18)
— Where you find envy you will also find disorder and every evil practice (Jas 3:16)
— Envy rots the bones; eating away at you from the inside out (Prov 14:30)
— There is no need to compare yourself to anyone else (2 Cor 10:12)
— God made you unique, rest in your own divine identity!
*** Envy is like ignoring God’s grace on your life, while at the same time, resenting God’s grace on the life of someone else.
Get inspired to stop comparing yourself to anyone else.
Get inspired to sow seeds of LOVE and not ENVY.
Remember, Love is PATIENT, Love is KIND, Love ENDURES LONG and Love is definitely NOT ENVIOUS!
Until next week….