Proverbs 14:30  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 6
A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.
Jealousy or envy can be caused by many different circumstances. Maybe someone not as good as you made the ball team and you didn’t. The other secretary got the promotion instead of you. It eats away inside your heart and causes bitter thoughts and unkind actions and words. If you take everything as from the Lord there won’t be any room for envy. Accept whatever happens as God’s will for you and you will have peace and contentment. Envy is indeed the rottenness of the bones.