Thursday, May 3, 2012

the lost sin of envy

you know how sometimes you feel like things just aren't right, and you know its probably sin, but you just can't put a finger on it?  and then suddenly God points it out to you?  yeah, that is what this article was to me...

"It is one of those sins we talk about very little and one of those sins that has wormed its way into our culture and into the church. It may just be a lost sin, a sin we’ve forgotten about. Many of us don’t even have a clear category for it anymore. Ancient writers and theologians talked about it a lot, even suggesting that it was the second most serious and second most prevalent of all the sins, and yet today it has almost disappeared from our vocabulary or it has been confused with related sins like jealousy or covetousness. That sin is Envy.
...For the next couple of days I want to write about Envy, sharing some of what I’ve learned about it, about him. I want you to be able to know Envy when you see him because maybe, just maybe, you’ve become friends with him as well."

read on here


  1. Looking forward to your thoughts on this.

    1. hey devon! i don't have any thoughts to add on the subject, i think challies covered it nicely, so i just wanted to link to what he already wrote :)

  2. Love your new blog page! Praying for you as God directs your thoughts on envy...he's been an unwelcomed friend from time to time but he's never invited, he just sneaks in...thank you for your godly thoughts and wisdom. In this day and age it is refreshing!