Jealousy is such an ugly word! It has overtones of selfishness, suspicion, and distrust.
It is possessive, demanding and overbearing.
It breeds tension and discord
(Proverbs 6:19 says that it is an abomination to the Lord to sew discord among the brethren. Jealousy breeds discord!)
It destroys friendships and marriages.
I view jealousy as a horrible and ugly trait!
I hate it!
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous;
love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; 1 Cor. 13:4
does not act unbecomingly....
Jealousy is so unbecoming for a Christian. It's appearance is ugly and resembles nothing of the beauty of holiness.
But if ye have bitter jealousy and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. James 3:14
For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind. James 3:16
Help me never to harbor jealousy in my heart. If jealousy arises, please help me to realize it and repent of it immediately. Help me not to become bitter by another person's jealousy or selfishness. Guard my heart and fill it with Your love. Amen