Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – James 3:16

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion for Teens - Jealousy Comparison

For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind. – James 3:16 (NLT)

Jealousy and comparison are such easy habits to fall into. Maybe you see someone else promoted at their job and it makes you feel unnoticed at your job. Perhaps you see everyone around you in a relationship and you feel like you’ll never meet someone special to date.

You can’t compare yourself to others and be happy at the same time. Comparision is one of the quickest ways to bring unhappiness into your life. If you spend all your time thinking of all the ways your life doesn’t measure up to the lives of others, you’ll never be truly happy.

If you want to be happier, you’ve got to determine to not allow jealousy to rule you. Instead, find ways to be happy with who you are in Christ Jesus. Ask God to show you your strengths and choose to focus on using those strengths to help others. Contentment comes from focusing on who you are in Jesus

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Myla
    June 16, 2021 at 10:16 am

    The verse is actually “James 3:16”. I think you might have mixed up the verses.

    • Reply
      studentdevos
      June 16, 2021 at 10:43 am

      You’re right! Thanks for bringing that to our attention.

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