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We explain things here. There are many reasons to believe that the three year barrage against anything Trump or Republican, or conservative and now Christian is somehow attached to clear demands of an ever-greedy media’s 24/7 need for salacious the-sky-is-falling news, or better yet “breaking news.”
Or perhaps it is injustice at the local level, strange anti-American doctrines coming from inside the schools, or the immigrants rattling things for their own benefit. Others point to the deteriorating economic conditions of the years 2008-2016 when households lost an average of $40,000 because some people thought a business was too big to fail.
God knows the heart and inner nature of man and how man behaves. The emotion behind the giant hate movement is jealousy. You might not have thought it so. http://Proverbs 6:34 For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.
Jealousy is the rage of a man.
Rage is irrational energy against an individual or group. There is a difference between jealousy, envy and covetousness. Covetousness wants what you have, but does not necessarily want you to lose what you have. E
But jealousy is the strongest emotion of them all. Jealousy believes that what you have actually belongs to them by right and energizes them to get back what they think you think you own – but do not.
The Entitlement Mentality
The 2016 election as much as said so. Hillary Clinton believed she was entitled to be president. The Democrats believed they were entitled to the White House and the taxpayer money which they could use at will as they expected to win the Congress as well. Futile attempts to link Russian collusion and Trump failed with a mammoth price tag of $35 million and still counting because they were so entitled they believed no one could have otherwise won without chicanery. What began as deception quickly became delusion and it has not stopped. (To see the link between deception and delusion
The Seduction of Entitlements
Entitlement includes the sexual revolution; that abortion money – abortion is the largest unregulated industry in the US – entitles them to sex without responsibility or
Then there is the jealousy over President Trump’s ability to reach people, to turn over his government income as a donation to a needy cause, his obvious popularity, and his ability to solve or work towards the solution of problems that have stumped previous presidents.
If you believe you are entitled to government support for your lifestyle and every whim of course you are enraged. No amount of rational discussion can calm the waters of selfishness. And unfortunately if there is a righteous cause in all this, it is lost in the palaver of media and angry protests which drown out any reasonable argument.
Media people also believe they are entitled
They cite the Bill of Rights Amendment number one – freedom of the press. Unfortunately the amendment does not require journalists and political pundits to tell the truth. As long as they fail to present the news, and whole news, and to leave their opinions out, they will learn that advertising dollars will silently go away and they will have no job, no bully pulpit to the relief of an exhausted viewership. Christians are required to tell the truth, but where are religiously motivated people in the media – anywhere? The Christian viewpoint is largely absent in the public square.
Jeaously is 4,000 plus years old.
We see this jealousy, envy and covetousness in the uninterrupted Antisemitism for 4,000 years, infecting the Middle East as the cause of never-ending wars and internal strife. Militant Islam is the keeper of that emotional flame and that governs everything it does. It is a lust never satisfied.
Since the United
We are told that God “is a jealous God.” This means He has the right over His people and His property, and He will protect you and defend you. Unfortunately, many believers, both Christians and Jews, do not know this promise and flounder around looking for help from non-divine sources, when it could all be managed correctly.
Finally the end of that verse above says that vengeance will have its due. It appears that the jealous man will be the one administering the vengeance, but we know that Vengeance is mine, says the Lord. I will repay. The Jealousy which causes so much public grief today will see its judgment in the end.
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These four words describing attitudes are all found in the Bible. But today their usage can be quite different. In fact the word “jealous” in scripture is not always sin – God is described as a jealous God so we need to know what He is upset about and why. Humans can sin as well if they believe something is their right, and it is not. And jealousy is a sin when it involves competition.
Covet means to desire something. It can be a simple toy for a child, or wanting a college degree. And God can give you a desire for something. Psalm 37:4 says if you delight yourself in the ways of God He can give you some Godly desires.
That explains why some people want to serve poor mission areas to deal with egregious social problems. It is unexplained behavior as far as others are concerned, coming straight from God Himself.
But then there is just the “I wants” which can deteriorate into acquisitiveness. How often a child wants a toy and then after a few minutes pays it no more attention. And that becomes greed which is the continuing desire for anything and everything way beyond your own ability to manage or your personal need.
Greed is never satisfied which is how the Bible describes hell – Proverbs 27:20 Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied. That is why the restaurant’s menu has pictures of luscious desserts.
When we describe hell as being a place of torment we need to include never being satisfied as a condition. And that would depend on what the person wanted so very badly in life – sex, money, power, food, companionship? Picture hell as an eternity without it.
Envy is the worst of these sins. James 3:16 “For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.” That identifies four unhappy conditions – envy, strife, confusion and evil work all at the same time. Envy comes in at tops because it desires what others have.
This is the covert world of the adulterer. It is not enough to want someone else’s spouse – you want THAT one. Of course after you have it you throw it away and go on the next person, property of another. That is why adulterous marriages so often break down. The glue that held it together was not love but some other sin and sin eventually collapses under its own weight.
There is also righteous anger and hate. We are to be angry and sin not. That means to be angry at what God is angry about, not our own personal animus. We can hate what he hates as well. I have a list in the back of my mind of what he hates – child abuse, sex trafficking, lying, fear, anything that shows He is not first in your heart and life.
Exodus 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.
God considers the souls he creates His personal property and does not treat lightly those who abuse their power over human beings.
And that brings us to jealousy. God can be jealous because jealousy means that someone wants something you properly own. God is jealous over His people simply because they are His People. We don’t think about this when we pray but we should. If someone that we know was once a Christian and has now strayed, you can ask God to go get His property back.
Your child may be neck-deep in drugs, but he/she is not your property – but still God’s. Pray to God and ask Him to return His property to Himself.
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