No need to compete

This year I took some classes in German, and one of my fellow students was a young language prodigy, a teenager who was incredibly sharp and had great aptitude for learning. I was filled with jealousy and competitiveness—unusual for me. And I was struggling in the classes—also unusual for me.

Since I didn’t like these feelings, I prayed about them. Thinking about the two stories of creation in the Bible, I reasoned that competitiveness and jealousy ultimately derive from a false, material view of creation. If we accept as true the story of creation in Genesis, chapter 2, we believe man to have a mortal origin and a mortal identity.

Testimony of Healing
Love's impact
December 23, 2013

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