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How do you handle Jealousy ?. Proverbs 27:4 (ESV) “Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?” Jealousy Defined (1) “Resentment or discontent against a rival or against seeing another’s success or advantage”.

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How do you handle Jealousy ?

Proverbs 27:4 (ESV) “Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?”

Jealousy Defined

(1) “Resentment or discontent against a rival or against seeing another’s success or advantage”.

(2) Feeling or showing unhappiness or anger because you think that someone you love (such as your husband or wife) likes or is liked by someone else

Jealousy is a poison that I drink in the hope that the other person will die.”

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Jealousy

The Green-Eyed Monster

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2 Corinthians 12:20 (NKJV)

“For I fear lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I wish, and that I shall be found by you such as you do not wish; lest there be contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, backbitings, whisperings, conceits, tumults;

Jealousy is about the loss of something you already possess.

Envy is the desire for something the person does not possess.

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Examples of Jealousy

Cain jealous of Able = Murder

Brothers of Joseph = Sold as a slave

Religious leaders jealous of Jesus = Crucified

Mark 15:10 “For he knew that the chief priest had delivered him for envy”

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Three Passages

Song of Solomon 8:6 “Love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.”

Prov. 6:32-35 ESV v. 34 “For jealousy makes a man furious” KJV “For jealousy is the rage of a man”

Numbers 5:11-31

Man is jealous of his wife

Test to show her guilt or innocence

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Jealousy in Marriage

1/3 of all marriage counseling

Normal Jealousy = Healthy

Abnormal Jealousy = Unhealthy

Irrational jealousy

Unjustified

Proverbs 27:4 (ESV) “Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?”

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What can be done to

Overcome Jealousy ?

  • Admit your jealous behavior
  • Discuss with your spouse
  • Be able to communicate with one another
  • Don’t spy on your spouse
  • Make a decision to change your behavior
  • Realize you can’t control someone else
  • Demonstrate your affection
  • Non-jealous partner - don’t lie to your partner
  • Seek professional help
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Building Trust in your

Marriage

1. Be truthful

2. Be Reliable

3. Be trusting yourself

4. Be fair

5. Trust yourself

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The Roots of Jealousy

Low self-esteem

Too high an opinion of ourselves

James 3:14-18

v. 16 “envy and self seeking”

“confusion and”

“every evil thing are there”

v. 17 “Pure”

“peaceable”

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Learning to Control Jealousy

Realize that Jealousy is a waste of emotional energy

Jealousy accomplishes nothing !

Job 5:2 . “For vexation killeth the foolish man, And jealousy slayeth the silly one.” ASV

Be grateful for who you are !

You are special in God’s eyes !

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How do you handle Jealousy ?

The Green-Eyed Monster

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How do you handle Jealousy ?

Turn to Jesus

“Apart from me, you can do nothing.” John 15:5

1 Cor. 13:4 “Love does not envy”

1 Cor. 13:5 “thinketh no evil”

1 Cor. 13:7 “believeth all things”

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How do you handle Jealousy ?

Prov. 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:

Change the way you think

Time well spent

Thoughts well spent

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Sermon by Arthur Pigman

Evans Church of Christ

515 Gibbs Road

Evans, Ga. 30809

706-855-1249

evanscoc@bellsouth.net

www.evansgachurchofchrist.org

Wednesday Night Class August 17, 2011