01 – Don’t Envy Evildoers

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Excerpt 1: Don’t Envy Evildoers

  1. What do you think are the biggest causes of worry in your life?
  2. Does watching/reading the news cause greater anxiety and stress?
  3. Cross-reference the Bible for the following words: fret, envy, and worry.  What does the Bible say about these? Do any of these verses apply to your life right now?
  4. Why do you think Christians fret over the successes of evildoers?
  5. Ask God to forgive you of fretting over the wicked in this world.

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Excerpt 2: The Only Alternative to Fretfulness

  1. Can you describe the times in your life when you think your faith grew significantly? What was unique about those times in your life?
  2. Do you agree that when troubles arise in life, we find ourselves learning more about trusting God and living by faith? Explain.
  3. Can you find examples in the Bible where God orchestrated a difficult season in someone’s life so that they would learn about how to trust God more? (e.g. Gideon, Moses)
  4. Why should a Christian worldview and the gospel truly dispel worry and anxiety in the life of a believer?
  5. Ask God to not only forgive you of fretting but also to help you trust Him more.  Thank Him for the trials in your life. Stop comparing your life to others, especially evildoers, and draw closer to Christ.

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Excerpt 3: How to Know if You are Trusting God

  1. List three evildoers that drive you crazy. Their prosperity is so unfair and unjust that it causes you to be angry.
  2. Have you ever been so stressed that you felt unable to function normally?
  3. What could you actually do that would better glorify God than fretting over evildoers? Be specific.
  4. Ask God to grant you “faith that works” to glorify Him.