Simmer and Boil
Envy and Jealousy see Mark 7
Envy and Jealousy.
Hey, wait, aren’t these the same?
Wow! Envy is a noun and a verb. And the definition is long. See for yourself, HERE. A summary follows:
Envy:To feel uneasiness, mortification or discontent, at the sight of superior excellence, reputation or happiness enjoyed by another; to repine at another’s prosperity; to fret or grieve one’s self at the real or supposed superiority of another, and to hate him on that account.
Something we feel. Defining envy as a noun, this is notable:
Pain, uneasiness, mortification or discontent excited by the sight of another’s superiority or success, accompanied with some degree of hatred or malignity, and often or usually with a desire or an effort to depreciate the person, and with pleasure in seeing him depressed.
Now on to jealousy.
In short, jealousy is awakened by whatever may exalt others, or give them pleasures and advantages which we desire for ourselves. jealousy is nearly allied to envy, for jealousy before a good is lost by ourselves, is converted into envy, after it is obtained by others.
Could we say jealousy is step one; when jealousy simmers, envy boils? Could we say both exalt self; both turn even what we see in others back to ourselves?
Could we say envy and jealousy are all about ME simmering and boiling over about the blessings and accomplishments of others? Even a slight acquaintance with JESUS tells me this is BAD!