Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Day 8 " Love is not jealous"

Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love [is] strong as death; jealousy [is] cruel as the grave: the coals thereof [are] coals of fire, [which hath a] most vehement flame. (Song of Songs 8:6 KJV)

Wrath [is] cruel, and anger [is] outrageous; but who [is] able to stand before envy? (Proverbs 27:4 KJV)

Jealousy is one of the strongest drives known to man. It comes from the root word zeal and means "to burn with intense fire."

Two Forms Of Jealousy~

Legitimate~ based upon love

Illegitimate~ based upon envy

Today's Dare

Determine to become your spouse's biggest fan and to reject any thoughts of jealousy. To help you set your heart on your spouse and focus on their achievements, take yesterday's list on negative attributes and discreetly burn it. Then share with your spouse how glad you are about a success he recently enjoyed.


Peggy said...

I told my husband how proud I was of his position with the Red Cross. He moved to a better position just this last July and he is doimg so well. He appreciated the kind wors and was a little shocked. LOL His being shocked tells me I do not praise him often enough!!

GraceFromHim said...

Amen!!! It does wonders doesn't it?
Last night Wayne finally put tires on his truck. They were so expensive we kept putting it off. I told him, I was glad that he made the decsion to go ahead and get them put on. He looked surprised too lol. In the past I have barked about spending that kind of money.

God is good!!!