Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Tree of Life
Weekly Review
Dispensation of the Mosaic Law.
The Doctrine of Jealousy.
We are still noting the doctrine of Jealousy which as we have seen is a very serious doctrine that can really destroy the spiritual life of the believer.
Point 1. Our Definition: Basically the first sub-point describes the main definition of jealousy which is that jealousy is a mental attitude sin which demands exclusive devotion and is intolerant of competition.
Point 2. For the believer rejection of Bible doctrine produces envy and jealousy, 1Ti 6:3-4.
Point 3. Jealousy is a self-destructive mental attitude and a system of thinking from the Cosmic system.
Point 4. Jealousy, like many of the other mental attitude sins, can produce physical sickness as well as mental disorder.
PRO 14:30, A tranquil heart is life to the body, But jealousy is rottenness to the bones.
Point 5. Jealousy is the worst of all the mental attitude sins because it is the strongest of all mental attitude sins. Jealousy is the strongest mental attitude sin says PRO 27:3 4. Pride is the worst sin, and is the other side of the coin with jealousy.
PRO 27:3-4, A stone is heavy and the sand weighty, But the provocation of a fool is heavier than both of them. Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood, But who can stand before jealousy?

Point 6. So great was the sin of jealousy in Israel that a special offering was made for it in Num 5:11 31.

This now lead us to Point 7. Jealousy is the basis for the destruction of category two love (personal love of a member of the opposite sex), SOS 8:6 7.

In SOL 8:6, the Shulamite woman is speaking and she says, “Put me like a seal over your heart, Like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death,

The seal signifies she belongs to a certain man and she is waiting for a certain man. The phrase “strong as death” indicates that the man’s love for the woman and her response to that love serves as a fortification and protection for the woman’s soul and body. Each protects the other, satisfies the other, fulfills the other.
However, notice next it says in SOS 8:6, “Jealousy is as severe as Sheol [or the grave];
Just as the grave robs you from a loved one so jealousy robs you of capacity in relationship with your loved one. And when it says in SOS 8:6, Its flashes are flashes of fire, The {very} flame of the Lord, it’s not a reference to jealousy but to category two love. Its flashes represent her responses to her right man are hot.
She is turned on first in her soul which carries over to her physical response. And these flashes she says are…the very flame of the Lord. Please note that the flame is from the Lord not the flesh.
Notice how strong jealousy is because in verse 7 “Many waters cannot quench love [however, verse 6 tells us jealousy can], Nor will rivers overflow it; If a man were to give all the riches of his house for love, It would be utterly despised.”
Water ordinarily puts out fire. And many waters simply refers to pressures, disasters, difficulties, etc. Rivers refer to the most horrible disasters of life which cannot destroy it. And there’s one more phrase here, this love cannot be bought.
If a man were to give all the riches of his house for love, It would be utterly despised.”
Solomon could not conquer this woman because she was protected by the love for her man. Now, the whole point here is that jealousy can destroy love between the right man and the right woman, that’s how powerful jealousy is. Think about it, pressures, disasters, difficulties, and the most horrible disasters can’t but jealousy can. Jealousy is the great enemy of love.No one with pride or jealousy has capacity for love. Jealousy has great power just as the fear of death has power.

Point 8. Jealousy is related to the suppression of pride, which is part of a trigger mechanism producing both false motivation and discord, Phi 1:15a.
PHI 1:15-18, Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy [or jealousy] and strife, but some also from good will; the latter [the ones who teach from good will] do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel; the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, rather than from pure motives, thinking to cause me distress in my imprisonment. What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed; and in this I rejoice, yes, and I will rejoice.

Here we have a right action, like witnessing, with wrong motivation, jealousy. Arrogance creates hang ups of the soul. These hang ups are the source of false motivation in life. These people are petty, jealous, and have inordinate competition. Pettiness is the little sister of jealousy; they are closely related.
Point 9, Jealousy is related to the three categories of love.
a. Jealousy, as an anthropopathism, is legitimate only by God, who demands all your attention and concentration when you reach maturity. This is why we read in many passages that God is said to a jealous God.
EXO 20:1-6, Then God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
b. In category two love toward a member of the opposite sex, the jealous person can be so possessive they smother the other person’s love and destroy it.
c. Then in category three love toward friends, the jealous person wants you to be friends only with them. They get upset when you associate with other people.
Point 10, Jealous people rejoice in the misery or fall of others.
PRO 24:17-18, Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles; Lest the Lord see {it} and be displeased, And He turn away His anger from him.
The evil instincts such as jealousy or envy cause more sufferings and miseries to people than many physical diseases. For example, a person who is jealous or envious of others feels painful and resentful at their betterment, and feel happy only when some miseries take place in the lives’ of others. And this demonic instinct of jealously or enviousness is born from a false ego and a false opinion of self.
The jealous person is deceived because they think more highly of themselves than what they ought to. GAL 6:3, For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
And because of this, his false ego gets hurt upon seeing others enjoying an advantage.

Jealousy is like a serpent’s venom. It destroys the body, the soul and the personality of the individual. The body, mind and intellect of a person with such malicious instincts become nothing more than a “trash basket.” As a result, the jealous person looks for faults in others and never sees their good qualities and they think themselves faultless.
They disown their own faults and elude responsibility for those faults and throw them on others. They continually burn inside upon seeing others enjoy advantage. The jealous person can be compared to a “sanitary inspector”. A sanitary inspector spends his time inspecting filth. And therefore the jealous ridden person spends time inspecting faults in others.
You see, jealousy is like a cancer, it grows and grows and grows until eventually it turns into outright hatred.
Gen 37:3-5, Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a varicolored tunic. And his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers; and so they hated him and could not speak to him on friendly terms. Then Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him even more.
Then in GEN 37:9-11, Now he had still another dream, and related it to his brothers, and said, “Lo, I have had still another dream; and behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.” And he related it to his father and to his brothers; and his father rebuked him and said to him, “What is this dream that you have had? Shall I and your mother and your brothers actually come to bow ourselves down before you to the ground?” And his brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the saying in mind.
GEN 37:18-20, When they saw him from a distance and before he came close to them, they plotted against him to put him to death. And they said to one another, “Here comes this dreamer! “Now then, come and let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; and we will say, ‘A wild beast devoured him.’ Then let us see what will become of his dreams!”

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