A husband will be jealous if he sees his wife always hanging around another man. God is a jealous God. It progressed to hatred and—like Cain’s—it would have culminated in murder. Being jealous is not always wrong because God is a jealous God (Ex 20:5) that despises worship of other gods and so Paul wrote, “I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ” (2nd Cor 11:2). We are not to serve other gods. I could think of three things that make a desire for someone’s affections sinful. What is the sin of jealousy that this person who asked this question evidently is feeling eaten up by? The sin of coveting jealousy and envy in our modern age a pastor told me coveting a one of the last commandments because it is a root commandment that can lead to so many other sins and anguishes. He created us. Suppose you’ve decided to go to the beach, but upon sharing your plans with your jealous friend, they instantly tell you that it’s going to rain for the next few days. Like Cain, Laban’s sin began with jealousy. Jealousy is not a sin when you are jealous over something that belongs to you. 9. Why is envy sin? Jealous people are mighty plan-spoilers. The second commandment explicitly says that God is a jealous God (Exodus 20:4–5; cf. Many people ask is jealousy a sin? Keeping in step with the Spirit will help us to not live in our sinful nature, but rather live for Him. Genesis 37:4 And when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him. It is not a sin to be tempted to envy, but if it is allowed to live and fester, it becomes destructive. Another sign of that someone might be jealous of you is when they happily give you some bad news on the pretext of doing you a favor. Jealousy is a sin.The Bible teaches, “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant” (1 Corinthians 13:4). The tenth commandment addresses envy and jealousy by forbidding covetousness (Exodus 20:17). It destroys relationships, sows discord, and creates a spirit of bitterness and evil. It causes people to act and speak in toxic ways. The Sin of Jealousy is everywhere, and as wives, we must be on guard. God is referred to in Scripture as jealous, and jealousy is referred to in Scripture as sin. We were made for Him. Jealousy is not always a sin, but most of the time it is. Such emotions cause strife and division, and are contrary to the teachings of Jesus, for He taught men to love one another and live together in unity (John 15:12; 17:22; 1 John 3:23). Jealousy over what others have. Because it divides people. 34:14); yet, in Galatians Paul condemns jealousy in the same breath as idolatry (Galatians 5:19–20). 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