Daily Prayer For 07/04.......( No Gain In Envy )......

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  1. PrayerWarrior316

    PrayerWarrior316 New Member

    NO GAIN IN ENVY

    Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.
    PROVERBS 3:31

    A young Mexican immigrant worked on a midwestern tomato plantation for meager wages. His foreman was a hard man who drove his workers to the point of exhaustion. The young man worked diligently, saving every cent he made, vowing that he would become successful and powerful. Daily he saw the foreman sit in the shade with a cool drink, and the immigrant dreamed of a day when he, too, could bask in the shade while others labored in the hot sun. After many years his dream came true. He rose in favor with the plantation owners, and he was put in charge of some of the fields. He tried to be hard and stern and to lounge in the shade drinking cool drinks, but he found he was unhappy. No one liked or respected him, and he felt guilty because he knew how hard the laborers worked. he attained his dream but found nothing in it but emptiness.

    There is nothing to be gained by envying those who are in places of authority over us. We may find that we are mistreated, but it is far better to endure minor suffering than to do that which is displeasing to God. God doesn't want us to choose the ways of the oppressor but in all things to choose Him.

    Dear Heavenly Father, Please help us to walk in the way of the humble and meek. Keep us from straying into pride and envy. Help us to see the blessings we have been given, rather than long for the things we must do without. Amen and Amen.

    Blessings to all, Judy <a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/17/17_1_22.gif' border=0></a>