Free to love others without jealousy. Proverbs 6:34 Proverbs 6:34 Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament “It is the green-eyed monster,” said Shakespeare in Othello. When used in relationship to God, it always has a good meaning – that being, an intense interest for … It has overtones of selfishness, suspicion, and distrust, and implies a hideous resentment or hostility toward other people because they enjoy some advantage. The trial of jealousy. On the other hand, it would hinder the cruel treatment such suspicions might occasion. “Jealousy” – is an unfriendly feeling excited by another’s possession of good. The apostle Paul wrote in 1 Timothy 6:8 , “And having food and clothing, with these we … . The fire of jealousy burns away the distractions of life’s details to show us the things we treasure. In fact, jealousy is connected to one of the oldest human sins, Cain's murder of his brother Abel in Genesis 4. Jealousy can turn life into a competition about who has the best, is the best, and can show off the most. Jealousy - The Sin No One Talks About Lori Hatcher Romans 13:14 We think we’re above it—that schoolgirl flash of envy--but it just wears different clothing now that we’re grown. Second, he shows us ourselves. a. . Such jealousy keeps us from loving others . This law would make the women of Israel watch against giving cause for suspicion. It desires to have the same for itself, and is resentfully suspicious of a rival’s influence. b. Jealousy is a dissatisfaction and unacceptance of God's providential arrangement of one's life. In May of 1738, a failed minister and missionary reluctantly went to a small Bible study where someone read aloud from Martin Luther’s Commentary on Romans. We’re told that jealousy is a fruit of the flesh (Galatians 5:21), an antonym of love (1 Corinthians 13:4), a symptom of pride (1 Timothy 6:4), a catalyst for conflict (James 3:16), and a … What will help us become free from jealousy? It’s no longer covered in sand and coveting Freddie’s shiny Matchbox car as we build roads in the dirt. c. Jealousy exhibits diabolic character - James 3:15 d. Jealousy is destructive - Job 5:2; Prov. It would also hinder the guilty from escaping, and the innocent from coming under just suspicion. It is possessive, demanding, and overbearing; and that is repulsive. First, we must own it in ourselves. b. Jealousy is an ugly word. 6:34; 27:4 e. Jealousy is often based on an inadequate sense of identity (cf. Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ‘For where jealousy and selfish ambition are, there is confusion and every worthless deed.’ For jealousy and selfish ambition and self-assertiveness simply produce confusion and worthless, useless and vain practises and a church at war with itself (contrast 1 Corinthians 14:33). and even from loving God. This attitude pleases the god of this world (Satan), not the true God. But jealousy and envy are soul-enemies, and Scripture warns us against them over and over. Through our jealousy, we experience a communicable divine emotion (Deuteronomy 32:21). Jealousy is implacable (see Song of Solomon 8:6, "Jealousy is cruel as the grave"). As Wesley, the failed missionary, said later: “While he was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ, I felt my heart strangely warmed. Through jealousy, the deepest desires of our hearts are elicited and amplified (Genesis 22:12; Psalm 66:18–20). 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