I READ: James 3: 14-18
Envy is a feeling of dissatisfaction or disappointment for what others have; maybe it’s their success, wealth, and etc. Envy comes from a destroyed self-image. Someone who is envious tends to compare him/herself with others and start to have a sense of competition (does not want to give in) toward others. They always pursue themselves to be the best and seek others’ recognition for it. People who are bound to envy can do desperate and aggressive things and do whatever they can to take out their feelings of envy. They will be people who are easily offended and become hateful. They will use all their efforts so that those they target can fall and suffer. Someone who is full of envy will not be able to guard their unity with others. A good example from the bible is Saul; he was envious and jealous of his son-in-law, David because David was able to defeat more Philistines than he did. His envy was uncontrollable that throughout his life, he chased after David and wanted to kill him. But at the end, it was Saul instead who died in the battlefield. What the Word of God in Proverbs says is true; envy is rottenness to the bones; envy can kill people. Envy is an open door for the devil, in which he can come in and destroy the life of a person.
I DECLARE: Proverbs 14: 30: A sound heart is life to the body, but envy is rottenness to the bones.
I DO: I will repent to the Lord if I am still envious toward others. I will declare that I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139) and I don’t need to be envious toward others.
I PRAY: I will do a prayer walk in my school, workplace and neighborhood until united prayer and prayer groups exist in those places.