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April 26, 2015                                                              Elder Charlotte Stewart

Series Title:  “What Love Is”

Today's Message:  “Love: Does Not Envy”

Envy; 1. a feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another's advantages, success, possessions, etc.  2. an object of such feeling: Her intelligence made her the envy of her classmates. 3. Obsolete. ill will.  4. to regard (a person or thing) with envy: She envies you for your success. I envy your writing ability. He envies her the position she has achieved in her profession.

Can be confused with jealousy

envy, jealousy

1. enviousness. Envy and jealousy are very close in meaning. Envy denotes a longing to possess something awarded to or achieved by another: to feel envy when a friend inherits a fortune. Jealousy, on the other hand, denotes a feeling of resentment that another has gained something that one more rightfully deserves: to feel jealousy when a coworker receives a promotion. Jealousy also refers to anguish caused by fear of unfaithfulness. 4. resent.  Envy, begrudge, covet refer to one's attitude toward the possessions or attainments of others. To envy is to feel resentful and unhappy because someone else possesses, or has achieved, what one wishes oneself to possess, or to have achieved: to envy the wealthy, a woman's beauty, an honest man's reputation. To begrudge is to be unwilling that another should have the possessions, honors, or credit that person deserves: to begrudge a man a reward for heroism. To covet is to long jealously to possess what someone else possesses: I covet your silverware.


Discontent;  1. not content; dissatisfied; discontented. 2. Also, discontentment. lack of content; dissatisfaction. 3. a restless desire or craving for something one does not have.

Covetous; 1. inordinately or wrongly desirous of wealth or possessions; greedy. 2. eagerly desirous. (Inordinate;1. not within proper or reasonable limits; immoderate; excessive:  2. unrestrained in conduct, feelings, etc.: 3. disorderly; uncontrolled. 4. not regulated; irregular).

Carnal; pertaining to or characterized by the flesh or the body, its passions and appetites; sensual: carnal pleasures. 2. not spiritual; merely human; temporal; worldly: a man of secular, rather carnal, leanings. 3. Relating to or given by crude bodily pleasures and appetites. Worldly.

(Crude; existing in a natural state and unaltered by cooking or processing).

Abase; to reduce or lower, as in rank, office, reputation, or estimation; humble; degrade.

Abound; to be rich or well supplied; to be filled; teem.

Neighbor; a person or thing that is near another.



How to Love                                       Scripture

Be content with what you have                      1 Corinthians 3:3

List your blessings                                            Exodus 20:17

Be happy for other’s good                              Philippians 4:11, 12

Don’t despise God’s Elect                              Mark 15:10