You know what seeming apparent about the Bible,it reads of things of present times. Amasa in the bible was made captain of the host instead of Joab: But Amasa took no heed to the sword that was in Joab's hand:
so he smote him there with in the fifth rib,and shed out his bowels to the ground,and struck him not again;and he died. And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him. Jealousy,as emotions go, jealousy is neither subtle nor kind But, it is definitely complex,encompassing feelings that range from fear of abandonment to rage to humiliation.
Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts,don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate,mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts,put your vision to reality. Wake up and Live!
Envy is a emotion that someone feels when a peer has a possession or something of value that is something you wish to have. Socialism is a philosophy of failure,the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy,it's inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
What can I give him,poor as I am? If I were a shepherd,I would bring a lamb; If I were a wise man,I would do my part; Yet what can I give him-give my heart. Gratitude of heart can often be seen in a generous spirit.
One is reminded that St.Paul didn't even believe he had the right to evaluate himself,despite the obvious fact that he knew himself better than any other human begin did-God alone being the judge of every individual person.
Our real enemies are negative human emotions such as hatred,jealousy, and pride-the real destroyer of our future and our happiness.
It is very difficult to fight this enemy without taking proper defensive measures. At least we will be able to prevent the advent of negative conduct dominated by negative emotion.
Surely a self-conscious,rational person can observe her low or languishing levels of functioning and initiate efforts to improve. If you learn that certain actions make you happier,you can choose to pursue them directly,while avoiding those that are counter productive.
People can choose to take up exercise,meditation,prayer,listening to music,walking in the woods,visiting with friends, or helping in the local soup kitchen. When happiness follows it can be greeted as a gift that I have made direct efforts to receive.