“But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there” (James 3:14-16).
Two of the mortal enemies of peace and goodwill among humanity are envy and selfish ambition. Nothing good comes from these powerful tools of Satan. The swath of devastation they leave in their wake is sufficient proof of their vileness.
Envy and selfish ambition encourage the follies of arrogance, inflated self-importance, and boasting.
Envy and selfish ambition so elevate personal opinions and desires over truth they are willing to deny the truth, regardless of how obvious and plain it may be.
Envy and selfish ambition engender a wisdom which is earthy, sensual, and demonic. They are the perfect pathway for anyone who wants to think like the devil does.
Envy and selfish ambition always lead to confusion, chaos, and every other evil which will blight and debase the human race.
What noxious weeds spring from the vile soil of envy and selfish ambition.