You are jealous and covet [what others have] and your lust goes unfulfilled;so you murder. You are envious and cannot obtain [the object of your envy]; so you fight and battle. James 4:2 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
We all suffer it.
It is a thief, it steals our joy and contentment. It comes in two names that walk hand in hand in a destructive walk in our hearts. It makes us filthy. It is called jealousy and it companions name is envy.
It is only natural to experience jealousy when we see someone excel at something we work hard at but cannot compare. When they are praised for their work the thief called jealousy creeps into our hearts. Jehovah reveals how delighted He is with us in our Divine walk with Him. Jehovahs love causes the wicked beast of jealousy to flee like a rat with the light shone on it.
We all experience envy whether it is someones good looks, prestige or wealth. That is when the Christian meditates upon Jehovahs Divine love for us and companionship with us. It fills our hearts with love, joy and peace. This causes the wicked beast of envy to flee like a rat with the light shone upon it.
Jealousy says, “I want what you have.”
Envy says, “If I can’t have what you have, then I don’t want you to have it.” Envy rejoices at others’ failures.
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Shalom (The Lord blesses with Peace) for blessing me with Your Divine peace and love to share with the world when they are living a pitiful cold life without You. I exalt You in the name of He who is the epitome of love Jesus Christ. Amen
May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.