Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent, but who is able to stand before jealousy? (Proverbs 27:4)
Angry people are hurtful people. They, for the most part, are angry because they have been hurt themselves. Anger causes fights and quarrels. Unchecked, it can lead to all kinds of problems. Most of us get quite ugly when angered. It is hard to deal with an angry man or woman. Then there is jealousy. Jealousy appears to be anger based on presumed loss. If someone gives affection, attention, acclaim or rewards to another that one feels is due them, it often produces jealousy. Now, these things can be misguided, but that does not justify jealousy. Jealousy more than often is the mode of the insecure and selfish. If we are secure in our relationships, there will be little room for jealousy. I am not talking about someone’s relationship to me, but my relationship to another, and also my relationship to myself. Confident people are seldom, if ever, jealous. Put your confidence in Christ and this form of anger will flee from you.