Pastor-teacher Don Hargrove
Faith Bible Church
Wednesday, August 10, 2010
Salvation, 2 Cor. 5:17. Spirituality, 1 Cor. 3:1-4 with Gal. 2:20. Spiritual maturity, Acts 20:27-33.
LIFE OF DAVID – Part 44
THE PERNICIOUSNESS OF JEALOUSY
A. 1 Samuel 18:1-16
1. Jonathan’s respect and great love for David, 1-4
2. God’s promotion of David, 18:5-16
1. Jealousy is one of the most pernicious sins in the human race.
2. The sin of jealousy actually predates human history and was the dominant sin in the fall of Lucifer, cf. Eze 28; Isa 14:12-14.
3. Jealousy is only used positively in two ways where it refers to a sense of devout affection and a love free from any mixture of arrogance, evil, or sin.
a. Jealousy as an ardent possessive love of God
b. Jealousy as an ardent limited-possessive love among a husband and a wife—RM-RW love, SOS 8:6
4. All other instances of jealousy in the Bible refer to the sin and evil of jealousy which always includes a vast complex of mental attitude and emotional sins related to pride, arrogance, possessiveness, self-absorption, insecurity, fear, suspicion and tyranny.
5. The sin of jealousy is demonic in nature and is a chief strategy in the kingdom of darkness to attack and destroy believers and control the human race, 1 John 3:12-15; James 3:12-14.
6. Jealousy is one of the strongest of MAS as far as negative power and destructiveness, Prov. 14:30; 27:3-4;
7. Jealousy as a MAS demands exclusive devotion on the part of others toward you and is intolerant of rivalry.
8. Jealousy is discontent with the blessings, successes, or status symbols of other people.
9. Jealousy is resentment of the attractiveness or approbation that a person receives.
10. Jealousy is selfishness and self-absorption and lacks capacity for authentic love.
11. Jealousy includes fear of losing out on affection, approbation and/or love.
12. Jealousy is tyranny over the volition and freedom of another person.
13. Jealousy is irrational and if left unchecked will lead to suspicions, delusions, psychosis, and neurosis.
14. In jealousy a person moves into emotional domination of the soul wherein they define reality and themselves in terms of their moods and emotional experiences.
15. Rejection of Bible doctrine leads to jealousy, 1 Tim 6:3.
16. Some Christians and Christian ministries are motivated by jealousy—and of course money, Philip 1:15.
17. Jealousy causes people to reject the gospel and the teaching of the Word of God, Acts 13:44; 17:2-4.
18. It was out of jealousy that the religious leaders rejected Jesus Christ, Mark 15:10.
19. It was out of jealousy that Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery, Acts 7:9.
20. It was out of jealousy that Cain killed his brother Abel, Gen 4.
21. Anytime a believer lives in jealousy, he is living like a pagan, 1 Cor 3:3; Rom 1:28-29.
22. Jealousy is a sure sign that the believer is not living the spiritual life— especially in regard to spiritual virtue love, 1 Cor. 13:4.