Sunday, April 17, 2011
Love is Not Jealous
Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame. - Song of Solomon 8:6
Jealousy is one of the strongest drives known to man. It comes from the root word for zeal meaning to burn with an intense fire.
Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy? - Proverbs 27:4
When you were married, you were given the role of becoming your husband's biggest cheerleader and the captain of his fan club. It is time to let love, humility, and gratefulness destroy any jealousy that springs up in your heart. It's time to let your husband's successes draw you closer together and give you greater opportunities to show geniune love.
Purpose to determine to become your husband's biggest fan and reject any thoughts of jealousy.
Task: Take your negative list, to help you focus on this task, and discreetly burn or destroy it. Then share with your husband how glad you are about a success he recently enjoyed.