“Desiring God brings freedom” (Psalm 73:23-28)
We see favoritism in our daily life. It is pretty common. Favoritism is everywhere, in school, in companies, in shops. Unfortunately, there is favoritism in the family as well.
Favoritism is the seedbed of jealousy, jealousy is the byproduct of favoritism.
Not all our desires will be satisfied. And we see some people have greater wealth, pleasure, opportunities, power and joy of fellowship than you have.
It’s almost un-avoidable to face the situations which cause envy in us.
What shall we do when we start to envy someone?
(1) Check your heart.
There are only two directions, either turning toward God or turning away from God. In the feeling of envy, where are you heading toward?
(2) To be aware that God knows your situation and your needs.
(3) God is my portion! (Ps 73:23-28)
God gave us the Holy Spirit! God gave us His Spirit! God gave us Jesus!
How much value do you put on the fact “God is my portion”?
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For Lifenet groups or personal reflection
1) Have you ever felt envy or jealousy in your family, school or work place? How did it affect your self-awareness and relationship with others?
2) “Society is often motivated by an envy-fueled ambition.” Have you ever seen this? What is the danger of this?
3) Read Psalm 73:23-28. What does God speak to you? How does this scripture help you to overcome envy?
4) Have you ever experienced that God knows your situation and your needs?
5) How valuable is it for you that “God is my portion”? What may be the challenge to integrate this with your daily living?
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