When we are envious of others, we hate them for how God has blessed them. We covet things; we envy people. The first sin was pride and seeking independence from God, by eating the fruit. The next sin mentioned is Cain’s murder of Abel, motivated by envy. Cain was angry because God accepted Abel, but not Cain. Envy claims that God isn’t fair or just in how He deals with us. I should have what they have, and I hate God and them because I don’t. Christ’s humility in going to the cross saved us from our pride.

This reminds us to confess our sins


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