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.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Worse than Anger

(Pro 27:4 KJV) Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

One question that comes to mind is “Why is ‘jealousy’ (7068) worse than ‘wrath’ (2534) or ‘anger’ (639)?”  Is jealousy an emotion or a decision?  Does it start with one and become the other?  I guess that is more than one question.  Maybe it starts as a temptation and becomes a sin. 
I think of jealousy as being something that has a target in a quality that cannot be changed.  Thus I usually don’t get mad at someone who is better looking than I am but I might be jealous.  While the target can’t be changed the attitude can, and must.

So?  It might be a time to ask yourself if you are jealous of anyone else.  Let us hope it is a vain search. 

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