Someone Will Envy Your Skill

Do you perform your job well? Are you good at a craft? Although you mean no one any harm, and you rejoice in your work, and you wish others well, nevertheless, someone will envy you for what you do well. As Solomon said, “Again, I saw that for all toil and every skillful work a man is envied by his neighbor. This also is vanity and grasping for the wind” (Ecclesiastes 4:4).
Someone wants to be superior. Not everyone rejoices in what the skilled craftsman can do, because his rival wants to do better that he may get the glory and more money.
For what? Solomon said that this, like so many other things he has pointed out in the Book of Ecclesiastes, is vanity and grasping for the wind.
Soon both skilled workers will die, then what will it matter which one did the better work?
Why do you do what you do? Are you just trying to prove to others that you are superior to someone else? Do your work to glory God and to enjoy life.

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