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James 3:16 Zealousness for Christ or Jealousy for Others?

James 3:16 - For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.

Do you possess zealousness for Christ or jealousy for others? Considering the competitive world that we live in, do you tend to be on fire for Christ knowing that He is the way-maker or do you tend to covet your friends, family, and even enemies? Now, I am not blind to the fact that we are imperfect beings. Hence, seeing others in certain positions or possessing material things may incite a spirit of envy. However, I submit to you the more you count your blessings instead of others, the better off you'll be. Our scripture even reminds us there will be disorder and every vile practice when jealousy and selfish ambition exist. I encourage you to ask God to deliver you from the pain of jealousy so you may be zealous for Christ!