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devotion by Sis. Bala Samson
Friday, Oct 09, 2020

Part 2-Envy gives birth to insecurity!

1 Samuel 18:29” then Saul was even more afraid of David. Thus Saul was David's enemy continually.”

Saul was even more afraid of David…

As you allow ‘envy’ to grow and take root in you then the next thing that happens is insecurity, fear and angst, which are dangerous, are you listening?

An energetic, smart and young woman taught math for our students of Abide School, the free school that we run for the poor, she was highly educated and brilliant, after a few months, her co-sister who recently got married joined our school as well, both were talented and they enjoyed working together.  However, something happened that shattered their unity, when the in-laws celebrated the co-sister’s birthday  very grandly and lavishly the senior daughter-in-law got upset because they did not do that for her.  She came and cried to me and from that day onwards, she stopped talked to her co-sister, they stopped coming to school together, her work deteriorated and she fell into depression with anger, self-pity and deep hatred for her co-sister. She felt insecure and afraid of her position in her family! Did you see that? I gave her a Bible, counseled her, prayed for her but nothing worked and she finally left the job.  Very sad.  This is what envy would do a person, caveat! The Bible says: Proverbs 27:4”Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood, But who can stand before jealousy?


When someone younger than you, less experienced and less talented is put as your supervisor, the situation is not normal, it breaks your heart and bites into your pride and dignity, this is  height of humiliation; however, we got to handle such situations (which we have to face in our life at some point or the other) prayerfully. Do not allow the enemy to plant seeds of hatred, jealousy and bitterness in you, feel secure in Christ who would never fail to bless you, are you listening?  Also submit to God to take you through whatever path that has been allotted for you with grace and patience so that you learn the necessary lessons during the journey of your life.   The Lord should be your refuge during such times, don’t allow ill-feelings to grow inside you, arrest it immediately and pray like David:

Psalm 143:10:”Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground (good/right path).”


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