"Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong." NIV
"Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against workers of iniquity." KJV
As time passes it appears men who are wicked and scheming just get worse and worse. It begins to affect our own lives in negative ways. Our God says do not fear them or worry about them. Likewise, we see dishonest people getting by with all kinds of illegal and dishonest things, and they don't even get caught. They go right on enjoying what is not rightfully theirs. The Lord tells us not to envy them because they will get their just consequences from God.
Heavenly Father, we seem to be fighting worry and envy so much of the time. Help us to remember that those who are evil and dishonest will come to a bitter and horrible end. Give us the right attitude and the strength to keep on doing what is right in Your eyes. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC