Story of David - Day 27

I Samuel 18:8-9 - "And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom? And Saul eyed David from that day and forward."

I heard about a crab fisherman who was walking along with a pail full of crabs that was almost full. Someone suggested to him that without a lid on the pail, the crabs could get out.

“Oh no,” the fisherman replied, “they won’t get out. Every time one of them tries to climb out, the others reach out and pull him back down.”

This story is a great illustration of jealousy. When we're jealous, we tend to compare ourselves to others and feel dissatisfied with our lives. But just like the crabs in the pail, our jealousy can hold us back from reaching our full potential.

Instead of being jealous, we should strive to have hearts full of love and appreciation for others. The Bible reminds us in 1 Corinthians 13:4 that love doesn't envy. So when we replace jealousy with love, we set ourselves free to focus on our own journey and growth.

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