Proverbs 27:4

Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming,

    but who can stand before jealousy?

Proverbs 27:4 ESV

This proverb can perplex us because so often we consider jealousy to be bad (or at least not a good thing). Yet, how often would we stand it in opposition to wrath and anger. So often, jealousy is thought of as silly and petulant. At times we think it can be obsessive, but on par with or more significant than wrath or anger? Hardly.

This proverb should be read slowly and diligently, letting the words sink in for greatest impact. Then, a good look in the mirror to evaluate ourselves.

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