Green with Envy
James 4:2-3; James 3:14; 1 Corinthians 3:3; Proverbs 27:4; Psalm 37:1
- Weed killer
Has anybody ever seen a beautiful flower garden before? Perhaps your parents have one? Did you know that even the most beautiful flower garden in the world has a very big problem.
(Hold up the weeds.)
Weeds always try to grow in flower gardens, and weeds grow faster and healthier than most flowers do. But does anyone want to look at a bunch of weeds? No! They want to look at flowers!
God wants our lives to be very beautiful just like a flower garden, but our hearts get weeds too, weeds of envy. Sometimes people try to get the weeds out of their gardens by grabbing them and pulling them out, but usually you pull off the stem but don’t actually pull out the root.
Do you know what will happen if you don’t pull out the root? The weeds will grow back, and that is exactly what envy will do if you do not take out the root.
There is a very simple way to get rid of weeds in a flower garden. (Show the weed killer.) This is weed killer, all you have to do is spray some of this on, and it will kill all the weeds and it won’t hurt the flowers. When we ask Jesus to forgive us of our sins and we really turn away from our sins and if we are reading God’s Word it is like spraying weed killer on the weed, envy, in our heart.
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