Sunday, December 31, 2017
Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent,
But who is able to stand before jealousy?
Greetings Bible Enthusiast!
Yesterday we talked about jealousy as seen in children's lives, but of course, adults struggle with it in much the same way. You can always find someone else who has a nicer car, bigger house, better job. The opposite is true, also, however. You will find others who have it off worse than you, no matter how difficult your circumstances. Rather than compare yourself to others, keep your focus on Christ and the blessings in your life. When you look to others, let it be through the eyes of compassion and love, not jealousy.
God Bless You!
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--TODAY'S NOT SO TRIVIAL TRIVIA QUESTION:
Q. Yesterday we saw that Daniel did not want to eat the king's delicacies, because he did not want to defile himself. Why was the chief of the eunuchs nervous to let Daniel eat what he wanted?
--TODAY'S BIT OF WISDOM/REFLECTION:
Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own.
"Last night I dreamed you gave me $200 to spend on a Christmas wardrobe," a wife said to her husband. Surely, you wouldn't do anything to spoil that, would you?"
"Of course not," he replied. "Keep the $200."
--ANSWER TO TRIVIA QUESTION:
Q. Why was the chief of the eunuchs nervous to let Daniel eat what he wanted?
A. His face might begin to look worse than the young men who were his age.
And the chief of the eunuchs said to Daniel, "I fear my lord the king, who has appointed your food and drink. For why should he see your faces looking worse than the young men who are your age? Then you would endanger my head before the king."