(Proverbs 6:34 KJV) For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.
I thought I had no problem with “jealousy” (7068). As I have been working through I Corinthians 13 I skipped over the part that says love is not jealous. But then I began to realize that my jealousy was of a different type. I was becoming jealous of my wife’s freedom. Don’t get me wrong, she is very busy and has many responsibilities. But she has what I call an executive lifestyle. She is able to schedule what she does. She has much more control over what she does each day than I do. I punch a clock. I have to show up every day. I realized that I was getting jealous, not of another man but of greater freedom.
So? Jealousy can take many forms. I was putting it in a little box built by culture. God and His expectations are all inclusive and cannot be kept in a box. Keep alert for areas that God wants to see you grow.