The Danger of Jealousy

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Don’t let jealousy grow in you. Trust God to place you where you need to be.

James 3:16

Anger caused by jealousy is one of the first negative emotions mentioned in the Bible. Genesis 4 tells us that Cain killed his brother Abel because he was jealous to the point of being angry. Although this is one of the more extreme results of jealousy, it reminds us of how dangerous jealousy can be.

In today’s society, many people feel their value or importance is based on their job, social status, or position in the church. Because of this mindset, they’re afraid someone else may get promoted ahead of them. Jealousy causes them to try to be important in the eyes of man.

If you struggle with this attitude, understand that God has you where you are for a reason. He has a good plan for your life, and He knows how you need to be prepared for that plan.

Don’t despise the days of small beginnings. Our joy and fulfillment come from obeying the specific callings God has placed on our lives, not from jealously trying to achieve things that you think will impress people. Don’t let jealousy grow in you. Trust God to place you where you need to be.

Prayer Starter: God, jealousy is dangerous and I don’t want to have any part of it. My status isn’t dependent on worldly positions and recognition. All I need is You.

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