Sour Grapes (1 Corinthians 13:4 )


Jealousy is a problem that most of us struggle with at some time. When we meet someone more fortunate than we – someone who is enjoying greater success, popularity, and accomplishments – we may feel inferior and resentful. We become critical and make snide remarks, trying to build ourselves up by tearing others down. Those are sure signs of jealousy.

Got sour grapes? Replace bitter envy with the sweetener of love (1 Corinthians 13:4). It works. – Richard W. De Haan

Let me not envy all my neighbors

As they bring home the fruits of their labors;

I’d like to share their joy full measure

And be sincere about my pleasure. – Vandergrift

When you turn green with envy you are ripe for trouble.

  • January 17, 1992, Our Daily Bread

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