Study: Jealousy

Note: Click here to read the Crosswalk article: Is Jealousy A Sin?

  1. Think of a time you felt jealousy. How would you describe the feeling?

2. Has jealousy ever led you to say or do something you’ve regretted?

3. Being closely connected to God offers us a way to let go of negative jealousy. Psalm 143:8-9 says this:

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
    for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go,
    for to you I entrust my life.
Rescue me from my enemies, Lord,
    for I hide myself in you.”

Take a moment to consider the three actions the Psalmist writes about. Honestly answer for yourself:

Am I putting my faith in God to know what I truly need and to provide it?

Am I seeking God’s guiding of my steps and my desires each day?

Am I running to Him when I feel envy or am tempted to compare?