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The Thesaurus Dictionary defines jealousy as Envy, Covetousness, resentment, suspicion and Distrust and the Encarta English Dictionary defines a jealous person as:
Feeling bitter and unhappy because of another’s advantages, possessions, or blessing.
Feeling suspicious about a rival’s or competitor’s influence, especially in regard to a loved one.
Galatians 5:26 says, “ Let us not become conceited, or irritate one another, or be jealous of one another,”
Numbers 5:14 and the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he is jealous of his wife, and she has defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy comes upon him, and he is jealous of his wife, and she not be defiled:
Numbers 5:30 or when the spirit of jealousy cometh upon him, and he is jealous over his wife and shall set the woman before the LORD, and the priest shall execute upon her all this law.
Jealousy is like cancers that eat the believer and rob him of God’s given provisions in his life, the person that is jealous, concentrates on what is happening in life instead of his life. His priorities are to see what the other is doing.
A jealous person usually does not know the COST involved in other peoples success
Jealousy has entered the Church in a very evil way today; we find it very easy to
A person that has this spirit operating in his or her life will manifest the characteristics
Anger, Especially when talking to other people about someone else>
Does not discern truth from False 1John 4:1
The Bible tells us that we are to have the perfect kind of love that God has for us. “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged”.
1 Corinthians 13:4-5.
The more we focus on ourselves and our own desires, the less we are able to focus on God. When we harden our hearts to the truth, we cannot turn to Jesus and allow Him to heal us (Matthew 13:15). But when we allow the Holy Spirit to control us, He will produce in us the fruit of our salvation, which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23.
James 3:15 says, “For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual and motivated by the devil.”
Being jealous indicates that we are not satisfied with what God has given us. The Bible tells us to be content with what we have, for God will never fail or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5)> In order to combat this, we need to become more like Jesus and less like ourselves. We can do this by forming a personal relationship with God. We can get to know Him through Bible study, prayer and church attendance. As we learn how to serve others instead of ourselves, our hearts will begin to change. “Don’t copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is” Romans 12:2.