I just recently saw these definitions and thought they were very good:

Pride: I think you want what I have.

Envy: I want what you have.

Contentment: I’m OK with what I have, and I’m OK with you having what you have

Blessing: I want you to have what I have

I love how it reveals a progression of hard-heartedness to God-heartedness.  God wants to root out pride and envy in our hearts and move us to contentment and blessing.

I find the more I live in contentment and blessing, the more joy I experience.  Mark and I really explored the concept of contentment in our book Living With Less So Your Family Has More.

How is God moving you closer to contentment and blessing in your life?

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