Bible Summary. How many of us are caught up in bad relationships? Many of these relationships are bad because of envy in our hearts. We maintain relationships with certain people because of their status and not for any Christian purpose. In relationships, if one person is full of envy, the other person is sure to be full of pride. If you desire to fix strife in a relationship, you cannot resolve conflict when there is envy in your heart. When you envy, you are basically desiring something God has not given you. Envy in a relationship will at best result in frustration, and at worst result in overt sin to obtain the object of your envy. See below for Biblical advice and scriptures on eliminating envy to fix a bad relationship.
Obsessed With Envy
Fix A Bad Relationship By Releasing The Envy That Is In Your Heart.
How many of us are caught up in bad relationships that are corrupted by envy. We join the country club for the status and not the fellowship. We maintain relationships with certain people because of their status and not for any Christian purpose. 1st Corinthians 3:3 advises us against carnal relationships full of envy and strife.
1st Corinthians 3:3, “For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?”
Fix A Bad Relationship By Avoiding Situations That Create Envy.
In many relationships one or more parties is full of pride. Where one party is full of pride in a relationship, the other party is sure to be full of envy. 1st Peter 2:1 advises us in relationships to not be hateful, envy, deceptive, nor speak evil of others.
1st Peter 2:1, “Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,”
Fix A Bad Relationship and Resolve Conflict Through Removing Envy In Our Heart.
How can you fix a bad relationship when envy is in your heart? The short answer is you cannot resolve conflict when there is envy in your heart. James 3:14 advises us to rid ourselves the envy and strife that is in our hearts.
James 3:14, “But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.”
Fix A Bad Relationship By Promoting Honesty, Not Envy.
When you envy you basically desire something that you do not have and something God has not given you. If you continue in your envy the result will be at best frustration, and at worst overt sin to obtain the object of your envy. Romans 13:13 advises us to walk honestly and not in strife and envy.
Romans 13:13, “Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.”