Don’t it make my blue eyes green

We were reading the Bible and Our Daily Bread short devotional the other night .  Now that our kids are older, we can almost make it through the short readings without interruptions.  Sometimes.  The topic was jealousy, and as I was reading, something clicked.  I realized that competition is often a result of jealousy.  We feel the need to compete when we don’t feel like we measure up – when we want to have or be what someone has or is.  I had already sent the newsletter to be published, so I couldn’t add anything further to that  (Some of the E-Free administrative assistants take care of the copying for me – yes, I know I am spoiled!)  But I was really feeling like that maybe I needed to delve into this topic a little further.  So, I decided that a blog post was definitely in order.  So, if you have any of the same jealousy struggles or if you want to know how to avoid feeling envious, here is a great mini Bible study for you!   (I used (the NIV version) in formulating this list – a great way to look up topics from the Bible – you can even compare versions).

Proverbs 14:30; 24:1; 27:4       Ecclesiastes 4:4  Ezekiel 35:11        Acts 13:44-46       I Corinthians 3:3 ; 13:4

Galatians 5:19-24          Philippians 1:15       I Timothy 6:3-5       Titus 3:3-5         James 3:14-18       I Peter 2:1-3