- "Anger is cruel, and wrath is like a flood, but jealousy is even more dangerous." [Proverbs 27:4]
- Jealousy...the feelings of hostility and resentment against someone because of that person's rivalry, success, or advantages...the feelings of resentment and envy because someone else is in a position, a certain situation, and/or simply has a life you wish to be in and have. Jealousy...NOT a GOOD look! People who are jealous and secretly fume with envy, show this ugliness all over their contenance. As their hearts are boiling with this unhealthy disposition, usually unbeknowst to them, their facial expressions "don't lie" and their pores reek with the foul scent of enviousness...This "green-eyed monster" is a far cry from a GOOD look...It's a BAD look and it can make a pretty woman, UGLY!!! It's a PITIFUL look!!! I am quite sure that God did not intend for His precious creation to put on this ugly, monsterous look. Actually, according to the Bible, God commanded against it. "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's. " [Exodus 20:17]
Similar to the way in which jealousy and envy are based on the desire to have what someone else has, covetousness is marked by the inordinate desire for wealth or possessions or for another's possessions. Apparently, God knew the detrimental affects covetousness could have and decided that is warranted being one of His top ten commandments.
Not only does jealousy give you a BAD look, but it also has the tendency to give birth to reckless actions and evil-doing, simply because a person's burning desire to have something else, or be in a different position, often blinds them and takes over (blocking all rationality)."For wherever there is jealousy (envy) and contention (rivalry and selfish ambition), there will also be confusion (unrest, disharmony, rebellion) and all sorts of evil and vile practices." [James 3:16 AMP]