Do jealousy and quarrelling make up any part of your life? Most
of us have had feelings of jealousy at sometime in our lives and, in
the same way, we are sure to have been found quarrelling.
But Paul describes this sort of behaviour as worldly and, if we
can rephrase his term "Infants in Christ," - childish. (1 Corinthians
Jealousy comes from a feeling of inferiority. It comes when you
consider that you are not as good as someone else, or they have
what you do not have and you want to be as good or better than
them. But in Christ we are all equal and we have far more than any
one that is not in the family of Christ. We have an eternal inheritance
and because of that, we do not need to be jealous of anyone
or anything - we already have far more!
Quarrelling often comes from an attitude that says, “I am better
than you and I will prove it!” yet Jesus, even though he was far better
than all of us, never felt the need to prove it. He was humble
and a servant to all. Let us have the same humble and serving attitude
in our lives. So let us not be worldly and childish, but mature
and Christ like.
This meditation is taken from the book ‘Thinky Things Vol 2’ by Robert Prins. Used by permission.
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