Jealousy

Updated: Feb 22, 2021

When great hostility arrives out of nowhere from a simple error, the hostility has been there.

“Jealousy is the rage of a man” (Proverbs 6:34). It isn’t a good feeling to be hated. People are so fragile that such hatred is dangerous. It has been said that when one is choosing to be angry, one is shaking hands with the Devil. When one is experiencing triumph and success and an individual who is not feeling blessed witnesses that person’s success, often jealousy silently becomes present. Jealousy is “resentment against a rival, a person enjoying success, or advantage, et cetera.”

To me, life is about the “come-up.” It is about becoming a better person, coming into a better position, coming into greater conditions. But in this world, while endeavoring towards success, we have to be conscious f keeping watch and guarding our backs. Sadly, but those within our reach are usually where the hostile jealousy arrives from. In this life, very few things can wholly be fun because we have lost our original, upright form. Because of this, it has become a casual occurrence of life to have to deal with the strife of jealousy after enjoying success—bitter-sweet.

Jealousy is normally a surprise attack. It festers and renders hostility from the one you would not have imagined. The very first murder occurred due to success and failure:

In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous? (I John 3:10-12)

In the first epoch of human history, these two brother’s audiences were God: they presented offerings unto Him. So, the criteria of their success were based upon righteousness: but where we are, in this era of human history, most audiences of people are men, so there are many bases of success: but the most common of these are material wealth—money, cars, and clothes. The things that others can see are normally what engenders jealousy within an individual who is in need of money, a new car, or shoes. Jealousy is partially a matter of self-esteem, which results in one feeling ashamed. It is a disdain for one’s success because they are not experiencing success in their own life in their eyes. The fact that thou shalt not covet is a Ten Commandment expresses how horrendous and prevalent is jealousy (Exodus 20:17). Jealousy is a matter that we all must battle.

“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” Proverbs 4:23). Don’t allow those jealous to tarnish the condition of your heart and/or don’t allow jealousy to enter yours. We must all be patient and understanding with one another in this experience we call life; for, patience with an individual is a trait of Love.


Much Love

EB.


Facebook Post I posted on February 20, 2019

Jealousy arrives out of nowhere from people you wouldn't expect. It's an unbelievable attack that blind-sides you and stabs you in the back. It's a sad world we're breathing in. But looking at the bright side speaks positivity. It speaks that the merchandise located within is glistening. It speaks that whatever I possess is coveted. And I guess because whoever cannot obtain or is annoyed, jealousy then begins to speaks but never using its voice.

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