Category Archives: Envy and Jealousy

The workers in the vineyard

Take some time to discover how much there is to learn from Jesus’ parable on the workers and the vineyard. Continue reading

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Sin is wrong and dumb – a form of self-abuse

Here is a deeply insightful reflection from one of my favorite authors, Cornelius Plantinga, Jr. It’s a bit long but well worth reading and discussing.   “The shortest and clearest way to state the relation between sin and foolishness is … Continue reading

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A dangerous and predatory evil

Envy is a universal evil found in every culture and class of people. It’s often prevalent among refined and ostensibly religious people. Continue reading

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When you feel vulnerable

What is the psalmist feeling in Psalm 62? “My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. How long will … Continue reading

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A self-destructive evil

Although found in every culture, envy is one of the more vicious sins of the human heart. It’s an ancient evil that traces back to the first created beings. It brought heartache in the first human family as a prelude … Continue reading

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A poison to the soul

Allow me to introduce you to an evil found in every society. It appears among the most refined and educated as well as the poorest and most underdeveloped. It originates not in culture but in the human heart. It’s like … Continue reading

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Are you a social cannibal?

Some people enjoy bad news about others. They enjoy bits of gossip and slander. You might want to keep your distance from people like this.  These are people who give you a feeling that they wouldn’t mind hearing a little … Continue reading

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Watch out for social cannibals

Why are we drawn to bad news about others? Continue reading

Posted in Behavior, Bitterness, Complaining, Conflict, Counseling, Envy and Jealousy, Ethics, Gossip, Human depravity, Schadenfreude, Slandered, Spiritual Detox, Spiritual growth, Spiritual inventory, Spiritual transformation, Trouble-makers | 5 Comments

Twisted pleasures of the heart

  Allow me to introduce you to an ugly form of  evil that appears in every culture and class of people. It’s perhaps more common among refined and so-called enlightened people. Even more disturbing is how much it’s found among … Continue reading

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Overcoming your past

My grandfather was an alcoholic for most of his adult life. Like many alcoholics, he was functional during the day and drunk at night. My mother recently told me that she never had a single meaningful conversation with her father. … Continue reading

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