Gratitude is the antidote for envy. (Tim Sprankle, pastor)
Envy can be a subtle enemy of contentment. We may not covet someone’s property or wealth, but we might begin to wish we had a neighbor’s skill with tools or a friend’s vocal talent. Such longings lead to discontent and dissatisfaction. But, as Sprankle indicates further, when our eyes are fixed on God—the giver of every good gift, we can be content with what he provides.
Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)