Not wanting what is not yours
At times I have wanted what was not mine to want. At times I have wanted to be as wealthy, famous, popular, educated, etc, as others. .
I have been envious and in so doing I have misrepresented God. God has not nor will ever want anything you have..
Proverbs 14:30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
Ecclesiastes 4:4 And I saw that all toil and all achievement spring from one person’s envy of another. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
James 3:14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.
James 3:16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice
1 Peter 2:1 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.