Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

What it means to be initiated into the secret of the mystery. Part 94. The doctrine of jealousy.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

1. Jealousy = a sin, an emotion, a state of anxiety or a trait.
2. Jealousy is older than the human race because jealousy existed in eternity past when Lucifer, the star of the morning, son of the dawn, became jealous of God.
3. The first case of jealousy in the human race surfaced when Cain became jealous of his brother Abel,
GEN 4:4-5. This motivated Cain to murder his brother, GEN 4:8.

1JO 3:15 Everyone who hates his fellow believer is a murderer;

Scripture describes jealousy as cruel as the grave, SOS 8:6.

PRO 6:34 For jealousy enrages a man, And he will not spare in the day of vengeance.
PRO 27:4 Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood, But who can stand before jealousy?

Point 1. Definition.
a. Jealousy is a mental attitude sin which demands exclusive devotion and is intolerant of competition.
b. Jealousy is discontentment with the blessings, successes, or status symbols of other people.
c. Jealousy is resentment of the attractiveness or approbation that a person receives.

The jealousy of the authority of Joseph motivated his brothers to sell him into slavery, GEN 37:11, ACT 7:9.

d. Jealousy is total selfishness and is incapable of true love.
e. Jealousy is a possessiveness which suppresses the volition of another person; jealousy is tyranny.
f. Jealousy is also fear.

GEN 30:1 Now when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, she became jealous of her sister; and she said to Jacob, “Give me children, or else I die.”

It was called in England the “Morbidly Jealous Murderer.”
“Morbid jealousy” accounted for 12% of insane male murderers incarcerated at Broadmoor in England.

The crime was most frequently committed by beating to death with a club or strangulation. Most morbidly jealous murderers are male. Most victims are wives or mistresses. On the average these murderers had been married 10 years and had been delusional for at least half that time.

g. Jealousy is anti-freedom, and does not permit people to love you from their own volition.

Jealousy is a violation of the Royal Family honor code -
ROM 13:13 Let us behave properly as in the day, not in strife and jealousy.

h. Jealousy is an emotional sin, as well as a part of arrogance.
i. Jealousy is mood arrogance troubled by suspicion that a person’s love has been diverted to a rival.
j. Jealousy is inordinate competition in love, in business, in social life, in athletics, in professional life, and in the spiritual life.

Arrogance toward self, subjective arrogance.
Possessiveness of others, objective arrogance.

Point 2. For the believer rejection of Bible doctrine produces envy and jealousy, 1TI 6:3-4.

Jealousy is discontent with the blessings, successes, or status symbols of other people.

MAR 15:10 For He [TLJC] was aware that the chief priests had delivered Him over to the Romans because of jealousy.

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