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Proverbs 27:4 (ESV) “Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?” Jealousy Defined (1) “Resentment or discontent against a rival or against seeing another’s success or advantage”. (2) Feeling or showing unhappiness or anger because you think that someone you love (such as your husband or wife) likes or is liked by someone else Jealousy is a poison that I drink in the hope that the other person will die.”
2 Corinthians 12:20 (NKJV) “For I fear lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I wish, and that I shall be found by you such as you do not wish; lest there be contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, backbitings, whisperings, conceits, tumults; Jealousy is about the loss of something you already possess. Envy is the desire for something the person does not possess.
Cain jealous of Able = Murder Brothers of Joseph = Sold as a slave Religious leaders jealous of Jesus = Crucified Mark 15:10 “For he knew that the chief priest had delivered him for envy”
Song of Solomon 8:6 “Love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.” Prov. 6:32-35 ESV v. 34 “For jealousy makes a man furious” KJV “For jealousy is the rage of a man” Numbers 5:11-31 Man is jealous of his wife Test to show her guilt or innocence
1/3 of all marriage counseling Normal Jealousy = Healthy Abnormal Jealousy = Unhealthy Irrational jealousy Unjustified Proverbs 27:4 (ESV) “Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?”
1.Admit your jealous behavior 2.Discuss with your spouse 3.Be able to communicate with one another 4.Don’t spy on your spouse 5.Make a decision to change your behavior 6.Realize you can’t control someone else 7.Demonstrate your affection 8.Non-jealous partner - don’t lie to your partner 9.Seek professional help
1. Be truthful 2. Be Reliable 3. Be trusting yourself 4. Be fair 5. Trust yourself
Low self-esteem Too high an opinion of ourselves James 3:14-18 v. 16 “envy and self seeking” “confusion and” “every evil thing are there” v. 17 “Pure” “peaceable”
Realize that Jealousy is a waste of emotional energy Jealousy accomplishes nothing ! Job 5:2. “For vexation killeth the foolish man, And jealousy slayeth the silly one.” ASV Be grateful for who you are ! You are special in God’s eyes !