Wise Words on Jealousy
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Wise Words on Jealousy

Proverbs 27:4  (ID: 0544)

Alistair Begg reminds us that in the competitive world in which we live, it’s easy to compare ourselves with one another—and jealousy can be very detrimental. A jealous individual cannot stand someone else doing better, and jealousy often breeds suspicion, anger, and chaos. Rightly understood, such jealousy is not a psychological disorder but a sin, a sign that our lives are out of sync with God. We must therefore confess and repent of our jealousy and seek God’s help to reject it.


4Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming,

but who can stand before jealousy?

Copyright © 2022, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.