But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying. For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind.”
James 3:14-16 NLT
Jealousy and selfishness are from the devil himself. These things have no place in the life of the child of God. If these things come knocking at your door, let Jesus answer. Each day, focus on your personal relationship with Jesus and don't get caught up in comparing yourself with others. Recognize the blessings you have. Thank God for His faithful provision and His undying love. Be content with the things God has given you and don't allow the enemy to tempt you with the stuff of this life. “Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.” 1 Timothy 6:6 NLT Our lives aren't defined or measured by the stuff we have. Who we are in Christ is priceless and far exceeds anything this world could offer us. “True humility and fear of the Lord lead to riches, honor, and long life.” Proverbs 22:4 NLT We are children of the Most High God!! We couldn't be more wealthy! “Those who love money will never have enough. How meaningless to think that wealth brings true happiness!” Ecclesiastes 5:10 NLT All the things we need are hidden in Christ. When we spend our lives living for Him, and like Him, we find the treasure that our hearts truly long for. “In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:3 NLT Jesus! He's all we need!!!
Rev. Curtis Norris