The bible says Abraham begat Isaac, and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat the twelve patriarchs. The problem with the patriarchs the bible says, "And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him" Acts 7:9.
It’s the same thing with some believers today, they are born again but their biggest problem is that they move with envy. Joseph was afflicted and sold into Egypt because of envy. So was Moses, "he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not" Acts 7:25.
Instead they asked him "Who made thee a ruler and a judge over us?" Acts 7:27. Envy caused Cain to kill his brother, and the Jews to reject Jesus.
Envy is a feeling of discontented, desire or covetousness; a desire to have other desirable things belonging to someone else. One thing about envy is it destroys it’s owner like cancer. Haman just woke up one day on the gallows he had prepared for Mordecai whom he had so long sought to destroy.
If you find yourself disliking someone or hating a fellow believer for what or who he’s, know that God could be with that person more than he is with you. Genesis 29:31 says, "And when the Lord saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren."
And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him, Joseph. God was with Moses! "This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush." Acts 7:35
What’s pastor saying? In this journey never walk with envy! Never be jealous of anyone! Forgive and forget!If you don’t know that God will one day rescue them from all their suffering, and give them favour and wisdom in the sight of all their adversaries who could include yourself too.
Who made thee a ruler and a judge? God did! Acts 7:38 says, "This is he [Moses], that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us."
Hebrews 13:5 says, "Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."
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