The Envious Heart

Pastor Jay returns to his “Guard Your Heart” series this week with a message titled “The Envious Heart,” from Proverbs 23:17.

Proverbs 23:17 (ESV)

Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the LORD all the day.

An envious heart is hostile to our faith.

  • Envy is a matter of the heart’s sinful inclinations.
  • Envy is rooted in a distrust of God’s sovereign will.
  • Envy questions God’s goodness.
  • Envy questions God’s justice.
  • Envy is rooted in self-deification.
  • Envy values the wrong thing.
  • Envy is a lifelong sentence to dissatisfaction.

Parent Connection Questions:

  • If you could get ONE thing in the world, what would it be?
  • Do you think that thing would make you happy?  For how long?
  • How can wanting something you don’t have hurt your faith in God?
  • What’s one way you could be thankful this week?