Earthly, sensual, and devilish

James 3:15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. 16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

Some verses just hit me hard. This is one of those verses. I know what it means to feel envy. I know what it means to want to come out on top, to have things work well for me which is the strife mentioned here.

Look how ugly this verse is. Where there is jealousy, fussing, and fighting you can be sure that it is not the Lord’s work. It is instead the work of the devil to be involved in all the competition and comparing that goes on. We are living and acting like men of this world rather than of His world when trying to see who has the bigger or better work. That is not how the Lord works.

Maybe these verses will deal with your heart as well today. Think about this, how much are you comparing and competing. How much are you jealous and envious of others? Time to realize that this is coming from the devil and not from our Father.

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