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The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof. Psalms 24:1
Jealousy often comes from a lack mentality. For some reason, it is human nature to think that if someone else receives a new car, house, spouse, or job from the Lord, that it reduces the quantity of those things available for us. One Pastor has compared it to the pie mentality. In essence, there are only a limited number of slices of pie and if one person receives a piece of this pie, then it takes away from the amount that is available for everyone else. This is not the case though. God is a God of abundance who is “able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we can ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us” (Ephesians 3:20)! It is possible for everyone on the face of the earth to have a new car, house, spouse, and job! There is no limit in God or lack in Him. The only limitation to receiving these things is in our own thinking. Psalms 78:41 talks about the Children of Israel limiting the Holy One of Israel (God) through their own doubt and unbelief. That is the reason Matthew 19:26 tells us that if we can believe, all things are possible. You do not need to open yourself up to envying or jealousy because “where envying and strife is, there is confusion and EVERY evil work” (James 3:16). Notice the preceding passage of Scripture does not just say “some evil works” but “every evil work.” Envying and jealousy opens the door to all kinds of negative things in your life. Begin to meditate on the Scriptures today and see that God is more than enough. Meditate on how he provided food for all the Children of Israel while in the wilderness (Exodus 16:15), meditate on the splendor of the temple that Solomon built for God with its abundance of gold (1 Kings 6:1), meditate on Jesus feeding thousands with five loaves of bread and a couple of fish (Matthew 14:17), and meditate on the abundance of gold in heaven according to the book of Revelations. There is plenty in God!
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