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Green-eyed Monster Proverbs 27:4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy? (KJV) Jealousy is more dangerous and cruel than anger (Living Bible)
Jealousy –Holy jealousy: justified intolerance of infidelity Jealous God: Exodus 34:14 - For thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: Paul: II Corinthians 11:2 - For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. –Sinful Jealousy Envy: to want something which belongs to another; Exodus 20:17 - Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's. Jealousy: fear that something which we posses will be taken away by another person
Result of jealousy –Envy & jealousy destroy both us and other people –They rob the believers of peace and joy Proverbs 27:4 Jealousy is more dangerous and cruel than anger (Living Bible) –They cause dissensions I Timothy 6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, –They create divisions I Corinthians 3:3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? –They create tensions Proverbs 14:30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.
–They create hypocrisy James 3:14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. (NIV) –They keep us from growing I Peter 2: 1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, 2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: –Why? The work of the flesh »Galatians 5:19-21 Examples –Cain Genesis 4:4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. 6 And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? 7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. 8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
David & Saul –I Samuel 18:7 And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands. –8 And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom? –9 And Saul eyed David from that day and forward. Biblicalgenealogy.kavonrueter.com
How to Rid of jealousy and envy –Confess (admit) and seek forgiveness I John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. –Consider how envy nailed Jesus to the cross Matthew 27:18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him. –Pray for other person who may be successful Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. I Corinthians 13:4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
Rev. F.B. Meyer & Rev. Charles Spurgeon –Count your blessings Deuteronomy 4:9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons; Don’t be in a prison with the green-eyed monster!