Envy cripples our relationships. Not only did envy cripple the security of Joseph’s brother, but it also crippled their relationship.
There were strains placed on the relationship between Joseph and his brothers and also among the brothers themselves as they would have to live with their actions for the rest of their lives. Their strained relationship also affected their father, Jacob.
Envy also leads to bitterness in our talk, an abruptness in our actions, back-biting, gossiping, and slander.