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Bible Topics: Jealousy and Envy

Definition: Jealousy is the uneasiness felt due to suspicion, resentment or fear of rivalry, especially in regards to love or affection. Envy is the feeling of resentment, discontentment or jealousy of another's position or success.

1. Jealousy and envy have their roots in pride, vanity and selfishness.

2. Jealousy and envy is a spirit of complaint and murmuring.

3. Jealousy and envy are products of our carnal hearts and must be overcome by the power of God's Spirit of love.

4. Jealousy and envy are devices of the Devil and only bear bad fruit.

5. Jealousy is an unwillingness to share and often results in total loss of that which is not shared.

6. Don't be led astray by being envious of the ungodly.

7. Jealousy and envy provide the motivation for wrongdoing.

8. Some Biblical examples of sibling rivalry as a result of envy:

9. The cure for jealousy and envy is to pray for more of the Lord's love, to be more like Jesus.

10. Helpful verses to claim when battling jealousy:

11. Persecution is often the result of religious envy.

12. God becomes jealous when we put the love of material things, others, or even our service to Him, above our love for Him!

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Patricia (Springfield, US) says...
I very much disagree that the KJV is the ONLY version that is accurate. For me it is very difficult to understand & kept me from even trying to understand the Bible for many years because I became so discouraged. There are many English versions that are just as accurate as the KJV, and are easier for others to use. I would encourage anyone reading this to explore different versions until you find what works best for you. I also believe that Jesus does want us to have an abundant life, not ... Read More
23rd December 2015 9:19am
Webmaster James (Japan) says...
If you think KJV is hard to understand, you must not have gone to high school. Either that or you live in America were the quality of education is being intentionally lowered. Dumb Americans are easier for the government to deceive. Codex Vaticanus (AKA Codex B) is considered (by dumb “academics”) to be the most authoritative of the Minority Texts, although it is responsible for over 36,000 (bad) changes that appear today in the new versions. This manuscript was “found” in 1481 in the ... Read More
23rd December 2015 12:06pm
Alicia Lewis (Port Of Spain, Trinidad-Tobago) says...
Literature for myself to give to a daughter going through the torment of envy and jealousy among associates
17th January 2013 11:01pm
Cynthia says...
Will you please address when a father displays spiritual jealousy toward a daughter? The sense that this was indeed happening became apparent through several circumstances which wounded her heart and caused a deep conflict in her soul. This conflict was present because of the deep respect and love she held for her father. In order to cope with it, she has now begun to see that she has distanced herself from seeking the Lord in order to avoid seeing this negative response. Her father has ... Read More
First of all, please understand there are no quick fixes for deep long term spiritual problems the daughter in question has. She first of all has to admit she has a problem and desperately wants to find a solution. The solution lies in improving her relationship with God through Jesus Christ. That means daily Bible reading, hopefully from the King James Version which is the only English translation of the Bible that is accurate. It also means fellowshipiing with a good godly, spiritual church that teaches and preaches from the King James Bible. These churches are usually small, not popular, do not support American government foreign policies, are not so called \\\"charismatic\\\" and do not preach an \\\"abundant life with quick riches in this world\\\" type of Gospel. They preach reading and studying God\\\'s Word, obedience to it, and following Jesus Christ as one\\\'s Roll-model.. A good Bible teacher I like to to listen to is Michaal Hoggard  And it means direct counseling with a very good and godly pastor, a person who deeply knows God\\\'s Word and believes the Bible (hopefully KJV) from cover to cover, a person who himself (or perhaps herself)  has experienced spiritual problems and has learned how to rise above them.

Besides that, there are articles on this website that may help the daughter. A very good one is on the subject of bitterness. Please see:
23rd November 2012 5:10am
adade (Accra-ghana, Ghana) says...
up-date of biblical issues
26th August 2012 4:19pm
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