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, May 27, 2022

Rejoice in Jealousy

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

I had an attack of “jealousy” (7068) recently.  Actually it was at Christmas time.  I received two photographs of family members surrounded by their children and grandchildren.  As I was enjoying the pictures I realized that this was one area where I was jealous.  One of my brothers had six kids and now he has an army of grandchildren.  The other had four and three are being very productive.  It was a glorious sight.

And I was jealous.

So?  There are exceptions to almost every rule.  In this case jealousy is really rejoicing with their blessings.  I think what this verse is telling us is that we should rejoice with other people’s blessings and not bear ill will.

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