Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – Proverbs 14:30

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion on Envy

A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. – Proverbs 14:30 (NIV)

I remember a time when I really wished I had a boyfriend. I wanted one more than anything else in the world. All my friends had one, and it felt like I was the only person in the world without a significant other. I began to be upset with my friends because I was so jealous of their relationships. My envy made me unhappy and upset almost all the time.

Today’s Bible verse talks about envy. It says that it rots the bones. That was certainly true in my life. My jealousy toward friends made me unhappy every waking moment. Being envious never makes you happy in the long run.

Instead of being jealous of others, choose today to live at peace. Let yourself be happy regardless of your situation or circumstances. If you don’t have a relationship, choose to be content. Spend that time of singleness getting to know God better. Look for the good things about your situation. Yes, you might not be in a relationship, but you do have time now to focus on your relationship with God. So get to know Him and get excited about what He’s speaking into your life.

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  • Ashlyn M W
    August 30, 2021 at 7:34 am

    Its crazy I was reading todays verse and It was about martha and her anxiousness and I was yelling at my brother yesterday because he wasnt cleaning nice enough and I was worried my mom was gonna come home and not like it. And then i see this is highlighted so I click on this one and Im legit in the same boat with my friends.

    • studentdevos
      August 30, 2021 at 10:35 am

      Wow! Isn’t God amazing how He led you right to what you needed? Thanks for sharing!