Oh, yes, he was on the receiving end of a lovely coat from his dad. He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him.”. The person’s just merrily going about their life, and your bones are being rotted. Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo. Turn the light on, and let’s look at what’s going on in here. Jealousy just can’t stand it when others are doing better. All rights reserved. And so it is a little different for me to do what I’m doing. And as they danced, they sang.”. Why should Covid-19 stop us from going to the beach? Thankfulness . 01-28-18pm - Legalism or… 02-07-18pm - Falling… Sermons by Topic. The only way to deal with sin is immediately—as we said last night—ruthlessly, and consistently. SERMONS; WATCH LIVE; GIVING; ABOUT US. When you read the story of Joseph in Genesis 37—let me quote to you just a bit from verse  on: “When [the] brothers saw that their father loved [Joseph] more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him.” They couldn’t say anything that was nice when he was around. ‘Saul has slain his thousands,’ yes!”, And he’s doing well, and then all of a sudden they got a new verse, and it starts, “And “David his tens of thousands.”, And “Saul was very angry,” and “this refrain galled him”—“galled him.” “‘They have credited David with tens of thousands,’ he thought, ‘but me with only thousands. Galatians 5:19: “Now the works of the flesh are plain: immorality, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy,” which, by the way, I believe is a subspecies of envy. This is staggering. What’s he saying? It’s actually a disagreement with God over something we don’t have that He has chosen to give someone else. I mean, why would we walk around egomaniacs, as if somehow or another we were in control of the creation of our gray matter? By In Touch Magazine staff. If you want to kill envy, jealousy and insecurity, try these. Discover Jealousy on SermonAudio The Danger of Popularity. Used by permission. Videos cannot be added to the listen queue at this time. This is not every characteristic of jealousy. v. 6-7 - The Source of the Jealousy As often was the case, the women of the city came out to celebrate the victory. It’s not remotely related to how bad you’re feeling. Yes, I liked it very much,” and inside we’re going, “Stink! Homesickness is really a useless emotion, unless you’re trying to induce a feeling of really bad feeling, you know, like …. Read. The Greek word for envy is a very interesting word. Jealousy is a complex emotion that encompasses feelings ranging from suspicion to rage to fear to humiliation.  Even if our tongues were to be silent, the very walls could cry out your glory. Now you’re going to be looking sideways in a way that you have never perhaps done before. I wonder why this church fellowship just has that strange aura about it, that just—an intangible negative that is virtually pervasive in the place.” Few people would trace it back to this root. Instead of David becoming just another soldier, or being killed in battle, David grew in his reputation among the people. We thank you for reminding us just how precious our days are, how valuable friendship is, what a futility it is to waste time with laziness. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Used by permission. You just follow me.”. The danger of jealousy From 1 Samuel: A 6-Week Devotional. Series: Proverbs. Listen. Saul shows us, in 1 Samuel 18:1-16, that jealousy is actually one step short of murder. But do you know how divided and messed up the average local church is because of jealousy? They struggle with jealous and envy towards other pastors they perceive to be more successful than themselves. Where Have You Placed Your Hope? JEALOUSY (Gen.37:3-11) It starts in a child at an early age and can last a lifetime; it can wreck the love between two people who thought they were inseparable; it can bring nations to war and the most powerful people to ruin. The Hebrew word for 'jealousy' in the Bible in the Old Testament means 'to become dark red'. Spiritual Warfare. by Tish Hedger August 5, 2015. Update: 2020-08-04. “O God, turn the light on, and let me stand before you, naked in relationship to these things. Come on, man!” And I took him out for ice cream and tried to help him, and oh, it was unbelievably bad. Share Change that occurs slowly is difficult to detect.  Charles R. Swindoll, Come Before Winter… and Share My Hope (Portland: Multnomah, 1985), 187. You remember when they come back from the battle, and everybody’s really pleased because the battle has gone well: “The men were returning home after David had [done a number on] the Philistine, [and] the women came out from all the towns of Israel to meet King Saul with singing and dancing, with joyful songs and with tambourines and lutes. May 6, 2016 Speaker: Steve Fuller Series: James: A Letter From Jesus' Brother. And they want you to join them and have a wonderful time! Indeed, you[’re] still not ready. Thirdly, jealousy makes us hostile towards those who have never harmed us—makes us hostile towards those who have never harmed us. Then homesickness can do that to you.  Henri J. M. Nouwen, Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life (1975; repr., New York: Image, 1986), 70. There is a distinction between jealousy and envy. Let me just illustrate it from Daniel 6:3, where Daniel, having “distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities,” so much so “that the king planned to set him over the whole [administration],” and “at this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, [and] they were unable to do,” and so on, but the reason that they were prepared to do this was simply on account of the fact that they were jealous of Daniel’s success. I…” No. 25:11. He’s on the golf course just, “Hey, it’s a nice day, isn’t it?” And you think that he’s over there, “I wonder if she’s okay, I hope she’s coming back,” and all that kind of stuff. ABSTRACT: To many people, the word jealousy is laden with negative connotations. Play it!” And realize this—realize this—when you get on the bus to go from Vienna to Rome, thank God you’re a piccolo player! All of those external things “have an appearance of wisdom,” but they’re actually worldly. Insecure people are often jealous people. To overcome this […] Oh, we can call it all kinds of names, disguise it in all kinds of ways. Now, the reason I got off on that is because of the word “worldly.” I’m sorry. Yet, when the foolish wield this weapon, jealousy leads to destructive outcomes. Yet, even after a horrible sin has been done, God’s grace is evident. The Danger of Jealousy and Selfish Ambition in Ministry . Unfortunately, many people like to spread damaging information or intimate details about others, whether true or not. You understand this, don’t you? Everybody understands that. You cannot love another person with God's love if you are jealous of them. Jealousy. A legalist, a Pharisee, is enslaved to the routine and can’t understand the liberating joy that is represented in the transformation of his brother and can’t enter into it, and at the very core of his reaction is the problem of jealousy. To overcome this attitude, we must first […] Paul wrote about such jealousy in a church to which he addressed a letter. God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God, Deut. It’s a bit of a long winded title this evening, but I can’t think of a pithy way of saying this: a lot of pastors are jealous of other pastors. Enemies of the Heart / Sermon 5: Jealousy / June 17, 2012 Back in January I preached a sermon about rest, the spiritual discipline of rest. Joseph was his puppy. Our God and our Father, we come before you tonight simply to acknowledge that we are, at our very best, unprofitable servants—that we are adept at concealing from others by thin veneers the reality of what’s going on inside of us. The Danger of Drifting. The Bible frequently describes God as a jealous lover. It was well written. It’s jumping. Why? Herold Coffin once said that “Envy is the art of counting another’s blessings instead of your own.” And for Saul, instead of counting David’s victories as his own, because he was indeed the king, he grew angry. And their jealousy gave way to their hostility towards somebody who actually had never, ever harmed them. It is as cruel as the grave and may seek to bring about the ruin of the one who is envied. This might sound trivial, but it’s not. The negative is jealousy of, the positive is jealousy for. Positive jealousy is a zeal for what is right, a single-minded devotion; and the negative is simply sinful envy or covetousness. Only the Spirit of God can set a man or a woman free from their own determinations and their own dreadful commitments to these things. Why do I think that I can draw attention to myself, as if somehow or another, you know, “Here I am!” you know; “I bet you’re all delighted.” No! First of all, then—and not in any particular order of ascendancy—characteristic number one: jealousy cannot stand it when others are doing better. It gives birth to unwarranted suspicion and anger. And this, of course, is one of the challenges that is going to be represented in our lives when we know any sense of attendant blessing, whatever realm of life it’s in. In a moment—in a moment—God can turn me into a blithering idiot. It starts up at 12: “Isaac planted crops in the land and … reaped a hundredfold, because the Lord blessed him. The listening queue will play items sequentially from the "Up Next" list below. Help us to put it behind us and to move forward and grant that you will create in this student body such a wonderful sense of cohesion—the preferring of one another, the genuine appreciation for the gifts of others and the success of others—so that when people come on this campus there will be that intangible dimension, and people will say, “Look how these students love one another!” Start the work in my heart, I do pray tonight. One of the best ways to combat jealousy is to privately and publicly commend and compliment others. 6/14/2020 Sermon: The Danger of Jealousy. In Scripture, however, we read that “the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.” God is rightfully jealous for his own glory and for the devotion of his covenant people. Back to Blog . Trapped by resentment … he feeds on the filth of his own imagination.” It’s pretty graphic. From the Lips of a Pharisee: The Subtle Danger of Jealousy in Ministry ... That pang of jealousy I felt is not unfamiliar to my heart, and my guess is you know the feeling as well. Why do you think you can be arrogant? In this sermon, we look at three dangers of an ungrateful heart: Pride: Thankfulness brings life into perspective and leads to us to humility. What was it gave rise to their hostility? And, you remember, the boy comes back, the father says, “It’s party time! Now, we just had this discussion about love, and what was I saying to you?”, “Peter, we haven’t gone twenty steps, and you’re over here worrying about him. (1 Samuel 18:8) Where do you experience jealousy or envy in your life? Saul's answer was to remove David from his presence. 4:23), he was encouraging us to keep ourselves free from evil thoughts and improper attitudes from which all sorts of sinful conduct proceed. At first glance, jealousy may not seem like a major sin in our daily lives. See, jealousy fails to recognize or accept that God knows what he’s doing in apportioning gifts—that your DNA is divinely planned. Oct 4, 1998. So homesickness is pathetic. I’d keep that picture always in your mind. If your spouse is a secure person and desires to protect your marriage against cracks, you need to listen. And we pray that you will help us in what is a crucial area of Christian living, particularly in this kind of environment, to bring into the light of your cross our own preoccupations with ourselves, our dissatisfaction with our height, the color of our hair, our eyes, whatever it might be, and then, as a result, our jealousy of others who fit the picture of the person we thought we ought to have been. This takes me out of my normal pattern of activities, really, because I tend not to preach topical sermons at Parkside Church but rather just to work consistently and consecutively through books of the Bible and passages of the Bible. 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