Rachel and Leah.... two sisters.... From the get go there was jealousy and competition between the two. One one more beautiful than the other, One was older than the other. One was able to bare more children. They fought over their husband and his love. What a mess!!!!!
How many times in our lives to we do the same with our sisters in Christ? Do we compare our jobs or stay-at-home status... whether we send our kids to school or homeschool? Do we compare the cars we drive, the houses we live in? Do we compare our kids, our husbands?
There is no room in our lives for jealousy and comparison. Proverbs 14:30 says "A tranquil heart is life to the body, but jealousy is rotteness to the bones." Jealousy eats away at you... You will never be content or happy when you are envious of someone else. When you compare yourself with another, it not only hurts you but the relationship with that person as well.
1 Timothy 6:6 says "But godliness with contentment is a great gain"