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Proverbs 23:17-18

Don’t envy sinners, but always continue to fear the Lord. You will be rewarded for this; your hope will not be disappointed.

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Reflective Thinking

Envy is a very discreet sin. Envy will steal your joy and will keep you constantly striving. The solution to fighting envy from creeping into our hearts is the fear of the Lord plus gratefulness. Fearing God is not having a scary type of fear of Him. Fearing God in this context is honoring, respecting, and submitting to God. Gratefulness is something we need to inject into our lives on a daily basis. If you notice you’re envious of someone there is a good chance you haven’t meditated on all the things to be grateful for.

Action Idea

Today’s action ideas are short and direct. Don’t envy. Period. Fear God and prosper. Additionally, start a gratefulness journal. If this is a struggle for you, make it a point and write down in the journal things you are grateful every day.