proverbs {paraphrased}

proverbs 12:12

  '...thieves are jealous of each other's loot,
                 but the godly are well rooted and bear their own fruit.'

those that steal always want what they don't have and yet, upon gaining it, are never fully satisfied... from tangible things to intellectual property... they are constantly consumed by their desire for more. they have an insatiable greed which causes undeveloped and broken relationships. they can't be happy for their friends.
but those that know the truth...which is that God is the author and creator of all things, the giver of good gifts and blessings ... they know that the true path to happiness and contentment is being fully satisfied in HIM and HIM alone. he enables his own to DO and to BE.  we know we are HIS, and as such we are able to enjoy who we are, and enjoy the significance of others.