Saturday 18 Nov 2017
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Psalm 1: 2-3

Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.

Envy not the sinner

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Envy not the sinner
The counsel of the Alpha and the Omega.
Blessed assurance!
Trust in God!
Do not envy the wicked
Be steadfast for he is faithful.
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Proverbs 23:17-18 Do not let your heart envy sinners,but always be zealous for the fear of the Lord. There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.

Perhaps one of biggest temptations which those who set their heart to follow God as well as the desire to keep his ways are daily confronted with, is one which comes when such look around and they see the godless prosper and excel, and their lives appear to be trouble free. 

The heart of many have been lured away as they struggle within themselves trying to answer why they should continue on a path that appears not to give to them the desires of their heart while those who have no regard for God and his instructions do appear to prosper in life, getting whatever they set their hearts upon.

Truth be told, the scripture never said that the godless would not enjoy fleeting pleasure and prosperity here on earth, nor did it promise that only the God fearing would experience that which is good in this life. Instead the scripture holds a deeper view and insight about our existence, seeing far beyond what we can see and understand. The scripture takes the complete picture while encouraging man to seek after God and refuse to allow himself to be sidetracked by the incomplete picture of what he or she sees around him. The scripture encourages us that the only narrative about life worth investing our hopes upon, is that which is told by the God narrative and as such it should be pursued with every ounce of our strength.