An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Closet Jealousy

(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. 

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