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Quotes of Author: Carol-ruvolo

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[Envy is] frustrated self-exaltation fueled by animosity, resentment, and defensiveness.

[Envy is] frustrated self-exaltation fueled by animosity, resentment, and defensiveness.

Reference:   Envy and Kindness, Tabletalk, May 2008, p. 20, Used by Permission.


Author: Carol Ruvolo
Topics: Jealousy-Envy
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Envy is acquisitive, resentful, and selfish; it is always bad. It wants what others have simply because they have it, bears grudges against those who have what it doesn’t, and accuses God of being unfair.

Envy is acquisitive, resentful, and selfish; it is always bad. It wants what others have simply because they have it, bears grudges against those who have what it doesn’t, and accuses God of being unfair.

Reference:   Envy and Kindness, Tabletalk, May 2008, p. 21, Used by Permission.


Author: Carol Ruvolo
Topics: Jealousy-Envy
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[Envy] looks like Joseph’s brothers and Potiphar’s wife plotting to destroy a righteous man; it looks like Haman trying to frame Mordecai; and it looks like the Pharisees seeking to kill Jesus… It looks like Jacob conniving to steal the birthright from Esau; it looks like Rachel begrudging Leah her children; it looks like Peter pointing at John and asking Jesus, “Lord, what about this man?”

[Envy] looks like Joseph’s brothers and Potiphar’s wife plotting to destroy a righteous man; it looks like Haman trying to frame Mordecai; and it looks like the Pharisees seeking to kill Jesus… It looks like Jacob conniving to steal the birthright from Esau; it looks like Rachel begrudging Leah her children; it looks like Peter pointing at John and asking Jesus, “Lord, what about this man?”

Reference:   Envy and Kindness, Tabletalk, May 2008, p. 20-21, Used by Permission.


Author: Carol Ruvolo
Topics: Jealousy-Envy
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Envy is not a synonym for jealousy. Synonyms can be used interchangeably; envy and jealousy can’t. If you don’t believe me, try substituting the word “envious” for “jealous” in the phrase: “For I the Lord your God am a jealous God.” Jealousy is possessive and protective; it can be good or bad. God’s jealousy – His possessiveness of His people – is a good thing; it protects us from being plucked out of His hand.

Envy is not a synonym for jealousy. Synonyms can be used interchangeably; envy and jealousy can’t. If you don’t believe me, try substituting the word “envious” for “jealous” in the phrase: “For I the Lord your God am a jealous God.” Jealousy is possessive and protective; it can be good or bad. God’s jealousy – His possessiveness of His people – is a good thing; it protects us from being plucked out of His hand.

Reference:   Envy and Kindness, Tabletalk, May 2008, p. 21, Used by Permission.