JEALOUSY CAN LEAD TO A DARK PLACE – 1 Samuel

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True Believers Must Be Wary Of Jealousy And Be Contented Always

Passage: 1 Samuel 22

Christians must always find a way to deal with difficult and rebellious emotions. The Lord clearly frowns at these kinds of emotion. King Saul killed eighty-five priests of God for the sake of David. He also ordered the complete destruction of the city that hosted the priests. The brutal king rationalized that God’s priests supported David to revolt against him. The scripture reported how King Saul attacked God’s servants,

“Then Saul said to him (Priest Ahimelech), “Why have you conspired against me, you and the son of Jesse, in that you have given him bread and a sword, and have inquired of God for him, that he should rise against me, to lie in wait, as it is this day?” So Ahimelech answered the king and said, “And who among all your servants is as faithful as David, who is the king’s son-in-law, who goes at your bidding, and is honorable in your house? Did I then begin to inquire of God for him? Far be it from me! Let not the king impute anything to his servant, or to any in the house of my father. For your servant knew nothing of all this, little or much.” And the king said, “You shall surely die, Ahimelech, you and all your father’s house!” Then the king said to the guards who stood about him, “Turn and kill the priests of the Lord, because their hand also is with David, and because they knew when he fled, and did not tell it to me.” But… So Doeg the Edomite turned and struck the priests, and killed on that day eighty-five men who wore a linen ephod. Also Nob, the city of the priests, he struck with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children and nursing infants, oxen and donkeys and sheep—with the edge of the sword” (1Samuel 22:13-16).

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God Can Help Us Fight Against The Spirit Of Jealousy

Jealousy is evil, and no child of God should allow the spirit of jealousy to possess him or her. The evil spirit does not help anyone, but it destroys anyone who comes in contact with it.

Anyone who realizes any trace of jealousy in his or her life must fight to stop it immediately.

It takes God’s power to overcome jealousy, and every child of God must pray to possess that power. All children of God must not only pray, but they must also refuse to yield to temptations of jealousy.

We can all train ourselves to sincerely share pains, sorrow, joy, and success with our fellows. We must endeavor not to behave contrary to other people’s feelings whether family, friends, or neighbors.

In other words, we ought to be happy when people are happy, and we ought to be compassionate and share in their sorrow. May God help us to possess and demonstrate a good spirit that heaven will commend!

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Pray For Divine Assistance To Run From Jealousy

Dear God, please help me to love other people genuinely. Let me be happy when they are happy, and let me contribute to the success of other people.

Again, I’m asking you, Lord, to help me not to entertain the spirit of jealousy! Do not let me be an object of people’s downfall, but be their object of lifting. For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.

Remember: Jealousy Can Lead To A Dark Place

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