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Like Saul

Jealously can lead to conflict
if we're not careful.
Isn't it ironic how we can talk about how Saul felt about David,1 when we have a little Saul in us?

Think about it.

Ok, so the story goes, Saul was extremely jealous of David. The jealously started after David got back from battle when Saul heard the women say, “Saul has killed his thousands, and David his ten thousands."2 That angered Saul and he came for David's blood after that. He did everything he could to take David out, but God was with David, so Saul couldn't touch him.

We may not actually use those tactics against anyone when we are upset or angry with them, but sometimes we say and do things to let them know how mad we are. Or we may be jealous of a person or a situation concerning that person. Our blood burns with anger, fear, or worse, whenever we think about how blessed they are over us. Weren't those the same emotions Saul expressed towards David? 

Sometimes when we read certain stories in the bible we tend to think we are far removed from the people in those stories, because the events happened so long ago. Yet the reality is, they were people then and we are people now. There exist many similarities. When Saul heard how those women were praising and singing about how awesome David was, he was so jealous that he did not trust David anymore. What had David done against Saul? Nothing. All he did was win a few battles and Saul came for him. He let David's success get the best of him. 

Look, it's not worth it for us to be so envious, jealous, or angry at someone that we wish harm on them. Those emotions usually work against us like they did with Saul. And those emotions don't help us or anybody else. They are worthless energy and are not Godly emotions, because they don't glorify Him. Why would God bless such a mess? God's blessings are so abundant that there's room for all of us. Our best bet is not to live in comparison, because it's such a negative place to live. If someone is blessed, let's just be happy for them and spread the love. There are many blessings and much love to go around. 

God is huge and we are all His children when we do this3 . Thus, we are all blessed in the city, blessed in the fields, blessed when we come and blessed when we go. That's blessed.

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1. 1 Samuel 18:1-16
2. 1 Samuel 18:7
3. Romans 10:9-10


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