June 14, 2015 AM
Rev. Stephen Dervan - 13
#1 in series
What Proverbs Says About Envy
Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the Lord all the day. Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off. - Proverbs 23:17, 18
Fret not yourself because of evildoers, and be not envious of the wicked, for the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be put out. - Proverbs 24:19, 20
Dealing with Envy:
1) Envy hurts __.
2) Envy hurts __ you.
A stone is heavy, and sand is weighty, but a fool's provocation is heavier than both. Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy? - Proverbs 27:3-4
3) Envy leads to __.
Be not envious of evil men, nor desire to be with them, for their hearts devise violence, and their lips talk of trouble. - Proverbs 24:1-2
4) Envy is a __.
(It comes from the __.)
For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. - James 3:16-18
5) The __ for envy is __ in __.