Psalm 37:1-3 Don’t worry about the wicked or envy those who do wrong. For like grass, they soon fade away. Like spring flowers, they soon wither. Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.

This world has some exciting stuff for our flesh. There’s premarital sex, drugs, alcohol, excessive eating, and so much more. It may seem like people on social media or our closest friends are able to live a life that satisfies their flesh and they appear to be “successful.”

Don’t envy those people. They may seem like they’re having fun, but according to scripture, something is dying. Romans 6:23 says, for the wages of sin is death. They may not know it yet, but something is dying in their lives. It could be their health, their relationships, their intelligence, or their ability to manage their finances.

If we do things God’s way, He’ll give us our desires without sacrificing a part of our lives. Don’t get envious. Trust God’s plan.