It is a sad condition of our fallen hearts that when we see God’s goodness to others, so often instead of rejoicing with them and praising God, we become envious, antagonistic to their happiness, and discontent with our own situation. Instead of celebrating and blessing God for the good things He has given them—a happy marriage, children, natural abilities and talents, financial or ministry success—we feel threatened, excluded, or neglected. This sinful response is common to all people, but it is a struggle for Christians because we know our hearts should not respond this way. We know …
Tyler Kenney is digital content manager at Ligonier Ministries and a graduate of Bethlehem Seminary in Minneapolis.