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JEALOUSLY

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INTRODUCTION
Illustration: “Second Place”

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The color of Jealously is envy. They are
often used interchangeably.

Jealously - always looking for a new rival,

Envy - resentful of something that


someone else has, ready to rejoice over
someone’s misfortune.

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1 Corinthians 3:1-4

And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to


spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in
Christ. (2) I fed you with milk and not with solid
food; for until now you were not able to receive
it, and even now you are still not able; (3) for
you are still carnal. For where there are envy,
strife, and divisions among you, are you not
carnal and behaving like mere men? (4) For
when one says, "I am of Paul," and another, "I
am of Apollos," are you not carnal? SLAYING THE
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Proverbs 14:30 A sound heart is life to the
body, But envy is rottenness to the
bones.

“rotten to the core”

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Jealously Travels in Circles

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Jealously Travels in Prosperity Circles

This is a matter of materialism. When one


has possession or riches or wealth there are
many others who are jealous. Sometimes it
causes them to make false accusations.

Genesis 26:13 The man began to prosper, and


continued prospering until he (Isaac) became
very prosperous; 14 for he had possessions
of flocks and possessions of herds and a
great number of servants. So the Philistines
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Jealously Travels in Power Circles

When there is power or control to gain. We


see this in the life of Moses whose leadership
was opposed often. Remember Korah who
said “You take too much upon yourselves”
Num 16:3. In other words, “We’d lik some of
that power for ourselves.”
This is common throughout the Israelite
kings. A toppling of the throne to be the one
who is toppled. Yet it doesn’t stop in the OT
you see the Pharisees and Sanhedrin leaders
were envious of the disciples fame andSLAYING
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Jealously Travels in Performance Circles

Remember David and Saul. It all began when


David killed his giant. Yet Saul took on the
giant of jealously.
Saul got jealous when David was recognized
because of his great success.

Read 1 Samuel 18:6-8

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Jealously Travels in Performance Circles

Sadly it happens in the church. We see


rivalries in the church. I have seen it when it
comes to church plays or positions.

When the devil comes to church he knows the


right buttons to push, and what to do to
distract us from our worship.

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Jealous Travels in Professional Circles

In the church profession


Philippians 1:15 Some indeed preach Christ
even from envy and strife, and some also
from good will: 16 The former preach Christ
from selfish ambition, not sincerely,
supposing to add affliction to my chains;

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Jealous Travels in Personal Circles

The prodigal Son.


Luke 15:28 "The older brother was angry and
wouldn't go in. His father came out and
begged him, 29 but he replied, `All these
years I've worked hard for you and never
once refused to do a single thing you told me
to. And in all that time you never gave me
even one young goat for a feast with my
friends.
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Jacob and Esau. Jacob’s sons
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& Joseph
The Characteristics

of Jealously.

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Jealously Destroys Others

We read stories of murder from


jealously, Cain and Abel.

Latest news. Astronaut attempts to


kidnap rival. Mother of cheerleader kills
daughters rival.
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Jealously Destroys Us

Yet in the story of Cain and Abel,


Cain was also murdered by his own
jealously. Never to live a productive
life.
Saul hunted David and wasted
his own life of joy.

Saul could have been making his own


legacy but he was trying to protect
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Facing the Giants

of Jealously

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We have got to learn to view jealously and
envy in its proper perspective. We must not
view it as a character flaw.

Paul lists it in Gal 5:20


“idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions,
jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish
ambitions, dissensions, heresies,”

Peter says we need to lay it aside and leave it.


1 Peter 2:1
Matthew 27:18 tells us that it was envy that led
Jesus to the cross. SLAYING THE

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Renounce Envy as Sin

Remember Your Rival in Prayer

Reaffirm God’s goodness to You

Rekindle God’s Love in Your heart


Love does not envy
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CONCLUSION

Illustration: “The Hospital of the Mind”

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