~Galatians 5:26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another envying one another.
Today’s graphic says a lot but jealousy is not a disease at all, unless you can call sin a disease! It is pure sin and sin left unconfessed will produce very unhappy results. Jealousy and envy go hand-in-hand. It’s seeing something that someone else is or has that you wish you had. Your friend got an A in Algebra but you got a C – rather than be happy for her, you’re jealous of her. You envy her and wish you could be as smart as she is. (On a side note…) Did you study like she did?
~James 4:5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
Or do you see girls who have boyfriends and have gotten pregnant and wish you could be in their shoes? What they have done is sinful and there’s nothing about fornication (having sex before marriage) that is good. Why would you be jealous of them? Your priorities are out of order and your walk with the Lord needs work, teen girl!
Are you feeling that green-eyed monster known as jealousy surfacing in your life? Take a moment out and seek the Lord, repent of that sin and ask the Holy Spirit to help you forsake it. The opposite of jealousy is graciousness and this is what needs to be nurtured in your life. Rather than look at what you don’t have, look at what you DO have! You have salvation through Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit to help you through life! Then take your eyes of yourself and place them on others. That is a sure cure for any sin. 🙂
~1 Corinthians 10:24 Let no man seek his own, but every man another’s wealth.
When helping others (that’s what is meant by seeing another’s wealth), there’s no time for concentrating on what you don’t have and, therefore, you don’t have time for jealousy.