Jordon Peterson meets Jesus Sermon Podcast 08 – Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today

Series: Jordon Peterson meets Jesus

November 11, 2018
Langdon Palmer

When you see someone who has it so much better than you, is your first thought “I am so, so happy for them” ? Envy pretends to give us an accurate picture of the state of affairs in the world but it actually reveals the state of affairs in our heart. We tend to think it is natural, no big deal, hardly a sin to hold on to feelings of envy. But New Testament writers over and over again warn us that Envy corrodes our soul. You cannot hold onto Envy and Happiness at the same time. Could it be that some of your own discontent comes from hidden envy ? Jordan Peterson writes “Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.” Pastor Palmer says “I can envy the incomplete image I have of someone else’s life OR I can work on the strange gift of life that I HAVE been given – and thereby find true meaning. . .” Join us today as we dig into the story of Cain and Able and the teachings of Paul which lead us to Jesus and the way out of Envy.

Episode Notes

When we feel like this: (“I got a rock”),

It is possible to turn away from envy and work with what we have, and produce this:

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This podcast builds upon (and hopefully does not distort too badly) the work of Jordan Peterson in "12 Rules for Life"

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