Jealousy {Think On These Things}

Sunday, July 22, 2018

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Jealousy is an ugly emotion. It creates hatred, harbors anger, and destroys relationships, but the fact of the matter is when we are jealous of someone they are actually NOT our problem. Jealousy means we have a problem with God! You see, the person you are jealous of can't do anything to change your feelings. For example, if you are jealous of your friend's beauty, how can she change that to make it better for you? Should she make herself ugly?! If you are jealous of someone's wealth, does that mean that person has sinned against you? No. You really have a problem with God. He hasn't given you what the other person has. It is an issue between you and Him, and it stems from the fact that you are not thankful for what you do have. {To read more about the concept of jealousy and how to combat it, I highly recommend Enemies of the Heart.}

Jealousy can take on another form...a positive form, the jealousy of God. God's jealousy is healthier than ours. He seeks our best. God can become angry when we walk away from Him or put something or someone ahead of Him, but it is for our good that He feels this way. He wants our exclusive devotion, because He knows it will only benefit us. Unlike human beings, God may become angry because of what we are doing, but He won't sin in that anger.

So join me in August as we look into what jealousy does to us and our relationships. You can find all the information you need below.

You can download the file here.

If you would like all the Think on These Things verses or want to know more about it, click here. To read about the benefits of Scripture writing, see this post.

During the month I try to post my thoughts on the verses on Instagram. If you would like to follow me you can find me here. Also, if you are posting your own thoughts there please use the hashtag #thinkonthesethings. I would love to read how God speaks to you!!

There are many ways you can use these verses. You can read and meditate on them. You can write them out as you meditate on them. You can read them and then write about them in a journal or journaling Bible. You could do verse mapping with them (See this post). Here are some of the items I use...

A single column journaling Bible allows you to make notes in the margins.

ESV Single Column Journaling Bible (TruTone, Chestnut, Leaves Design)
ESV Single Column Journaling Bible (Black)
ESV Single Column Journaling Bible (Brown, Flap with Strap)

Some highlighters {These are my absolute favorites!}...

Eco Highlighter Pencils - Set of 5 Colors

Black pens are great for writing out the verses...

Black Ink Pen Set
Black Artist Pen Set

I love these journals that lay flat...easier to write in! They are great for Scripture writing!
Studio Oh! Deconstructed Journals

Let's Think On These Things!

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