I READ : Genesis 4:1-16

In the book of Genesis 4, it is told how Cain killed his brother Abel because of envy/jealousy as a result of Abel’s offering that the Lord accepted; but Cain’s offering was not.  This action caused the condemnation of Cain’s life to fall and to keep him away from God.  From this story, we can learn that the envy/jealousy that controls one’s heart must have a negative impact.  A person who is envious/jealous does not have peace because he/she dislike others who have more than him/herself.   In addition,various diseases can arise from being envious (Proverbs 14:30). Therefore, it’s important that we as children of God always test our hearts to see whether we are clear of any feelings of envy/jealousy.  The best way to avoid jealousy in our heart is to diligently giving thanks.

I DECLARE: Proverbs 15:13- A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance. But by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

I DO: What action am I going to take after meditating on the Word of God?

I PRAY: Pray as guided by the Holy Spirit.