Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the LORD.

– Proverbs 23:17 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

We live in a culture of celebrity. Reality TV makes a lot of money upon our love to watch what happens when people are given wealth and fame, but this fascination has a dark side, for it can make us discontent with what we have. Comparing ourselves with others only produces envy, but God calls us to be content with what He has provided. Fame and fortune do not satisfy, so rejoice in the Lord and get your identity in Him, for this will guard your heart from envying others and ultimately robbing yourself of joy.

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