Friday, August 29, 2014


Oscar Wile once told the story of how the devil was crossing the Libyan Desert when he met a number of people tormenting a holy hermit.

They tried to involve the hermit in sins of the flesh, tempting him in every way they knew, but to no avail. The sainted man shook off all their suggestions.

The devil then whispered to his workers. "What you do is too crude. Give me a chance to show you how."

The devil told the holy man, "Your brother has been made bishop of Alexandria." And a scowl of malignant jealousy crept across the face of the hermit. "That," said the devil to his crew, "is the sort of thing I recommend." (‘The Love Road to Calvary’ by James R. Bjorge)

1Co 3:3 (ISV): “…As long as there is jealousy and quarreling among you, you are worldly and living by human standards, aren't you?”

“The cure for the sin of envy and jealousy is to find our contentment in God.” - Jerry Bridges.

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