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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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