Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – 1 Corinthians 3:3

for you are still controlled by your sinful nature. You are jealous of one another and quarrel with each other. Doesn’t that prove you are controlled by your sinful nature? Aren’t you living like people of the world? – 1 Corinthians 3:3

I remember a time I got really jealous of a friend. This friend always was the one that everyone liked. She had such a great personality. It seemed like everyone liked her and simply ignored me. I often felt myself growing jealous of her. It seemed like she had everything going for her, and I was unliked and ignored.

I struggled often with thoughts of depression. I knew God loved me, but it felt like He was the only one who did. And that hurt. I wanted people to like me too.

Maybe you’ve felt the same way. Perhaps you’ve wished that you were liked better by others or had more friends. It’s easy to let jealousy steal your joy and make you hate life.

Jealousy is not a good thing. When you let it rule in your life, you are really letting your sinful nature control you. That’s not good or God’s best for your life. Jealousy if left unchecked will lead you to do bad things. So today, if there’s areas in your life you’ve allowed jealousy in, decide to give those to God. Let go of the hurt, and let God’s peace rule in your heart. You’ll be glad you did because you’ll experience more peace in God.

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