JEALOUS FOR JESUS
Jealousy is rooted in viewing God’s blessings as our possessions, instead of his. But what if you’re jealous for Jesus?
Notes And Next Steps
1 Samuel 18:5-9 + Part 4 of the series “Becoming The Villain"
Even though God was interested in Saul, Saul was interested in other things.
A Tale of Three Kings
“The Lord is my shepherd.” (Psalm 23:1) “All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” (Psalm 139:16) “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.” (Psalm 118:22)
“The Lord says to my lord: ‘Sit at my right hand … You are a priest forever.’” (Psalm 110:1,4). “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing … you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead … You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” (Psalm 16:2,10,11)
No giant problem, no diagnosis, no loss, no mistake in your life is bigger than God.
“They have credited David with tens of thousands … but me with only thousands. What more can he get but the kingdom.” (1 Samuel 18:8)
Saul lost his throne in the kingdom of Israel because he saw it as his own kingdom, not God’s.
David gained his throne in the kingdom of Israel because he saw it as God’s kingdom not his own.
Jealous for Jesus more than you are jealous of others.
SPIRITUAL NEXT STEP
Recall a time that you behaved like the girl who complained that she got third place, and a time when you behaved like the boy who celebrated that he got third place. What one thing can help you be less jealous of others?
- Recall a time that you behaved like the girl who complained that she got third place, and a time when you behaved like the boy who celebrated that he got third place. What one thing can help you be less jealous of others?
- How is God’s jealousy both a warning and a promise? Read James 4:4-6.
- Does your desire for popularity ever hinder your obedience to God?
- What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message?