1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
1 Corinthians 13
This is also known as the love chapter. Without love we are useless. Envy is the opposite of love in my line of thinking.
I went on face book and saw the beautiful pictures of my sister, brother in law cousin and great nephew and niece. I started thinking that is not fair they get to travel with all that money while I sit here at home day after day trapped and nowhere to go. Yet I love and serve Jesus. Now my whole life is Jesus yet we live in poverty struggling from month to month trying to figure out our next meal while others whom I love dearly travel all over the place. Australia, Hawaii, Mexico. My first reaction to this is so unfair.
I get heavily involved in the ministry trying to share the word of God. Then I realized that there are those who do not have anything to eat are homeless, and maybe they look at me and think here I love Jesus yet he has a roof over his head so unfair.
I realize that life here on earth is not fair to anyone. If God was fair He would destroy us all and we would all be miserable.
This is what Satan wants the ugly sinful head of Envy rising up crying like the Israelites in the dessert. Waa Moses you brought us out here to die. We are starving to death. It would have been better to stay in Egypt at least there we ate.
Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. So let us stop with the pity party. Be thankful for what we have. Praise Jesus every day for even being able to breath. Whatever happens I have it all in heaven as a child of God. I can understand why Job said, though He slay me yet will I trust in him.
I say this to ask that you people in Christ please feed the hungry, help the elderly who can no longer do the things they could do as a youth. I have nothing against those willing to spend to help animals out. We should. But what about human beings. Who is going to help them? We the children of God should always put humans first before anything else. Instead of sitting here wallowing in a pity party, poor pitiful me. Let us move forward no matter the situation we are in and serve the risen Savior. Do you not know without Jesus we would have nothing at all? PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME!!!!!!!