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Overcoming Envy

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July 29, 2021 8:00 pm

Overcoming Envy

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July 29, 2021 8:00 pm

In the film Amadeus, aging composer Antonio Salieri plays some of his music on the piano for a visiting priest. The embarrassed priest confesses he doesn’t recognize the tunes. “What about this one?” Salieri says, playing an instantly familiar melody. “I didn’t know you wrote that,” the priest says. “I didn’t,” Salieri replies. “That was Mozart!” As viewers discover, Mozart’s success has caused deep envy in Salieri—even leading him to play a part in Mozart’s death.

A song lies at the heart of another envy story. After David’s victory over Goliath, the Israelites heartily sing, “Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands” (1 Samuel 18:7). The comparison doesn’t sit well with King Saul. Envious of David’s success and afraid of losing his throne (vv. 8–9), Saul begins a prolonged pursuit of David, trying to take his life.

Like Salieri with music or Saul with power, we’re usually tempted to envy those with similar but greater gifts than we possess. And whether it’s picking fault with their work or belittling their success, we too can seek to damage our “rivals.”

Saul had been divinely chosen for his task (10:6–7, 24), a status that should’ve fostered security in him rather than envy. Since we each have unique callings too (Ephesians 2:10), maybe the best way to overcome envy is to quit comparing ourselves. Let’s celebrate each other’s successes instead.

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Welcome to today's encouragement from Our Daily Bread uncertain Boise and I've titled today's reading is a coming envy in the film Amadeus aging composer Antonio Salieri plays some of his music on the piano for a visiting priest. The embarrassed priest confesses he doesn't recognize the tunes. What about this one. Salieri says playing in instantly familiar melody. I didn't know you wrote that the priest says I didn't.

Salieri replies that was Mozart as viewers discover Mozart success had caused deep envy and Salieri even leading him to play a part in Mozart's death. Some lies at the heart of another envy story. After David's victory over Goliath in first Samuel 18, the Israelites hostilely sing soul has slain his thousands, and David is tens of thousands. The comparison doesn't sit well with King soul envious of David success and afraid of losing his throne soul begins a prolonged pursuit of David trying to take his life.

Like Salieri, with music also with power. We usually tempted to envy those with similar but greater gifts than we possess and where it's picking fold with a work belittling their success. We too can seek to damage our rivals soul had been divinely chosen for his task status that should've fostered security in him rather than envy. Since we each have unique callings to maybe the best way to overcome in the is to quit comparing ourselves. Let's celebrate each other's successes and stated today's Scripture reading is from first Samuel chapter 18 verses 5 to 9 what is the mission soul sent him on.

David was so successful that soul gave him a high rank in the Army.

This pleased all the troops and souls offices as well. When the men were returning home after David had killed the Philistine women came out from all the towns of Israel to meet King soul with singing and dancing with joyful songs with temples and lies as they danced. They sang soul has slain his thousands, and David is tens of thousands soul was very angry.

This reframe this pleased him greatly. They have credited David with tens of thousands he fold me with any thousands. What more can he get the kingdom and from that time on soul kept a close eye on the let's pray together.

Loving God sometimes it's easy to feel envious of our friends and colleagues successes, especially when they're in an area we were taught into Lord today. We thank you for this success and we pray they succeed even more. In Jesus name we ask man on today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries


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