Since Shakespeare’s play “The Merchant of Venice,” we have called jealousy “the green-eyed monster.” It may be poetic to call it “green-eyed,” but there is nothing poetic about calling it a monster. Jealousy is a monster and it is the kind of monster by which even believers in Jesus can be conquered. But John 3:22-30 gives us help in dealing with jealousy. What does this passage teach us about jealousy?
IThe seedbed of jealousy is c_____________________ (3:22-25).
IIThe trigger to jealousy is f_______ of t____________ (3:26)
IIIIn the response of John the Baptist we see the k_____ to defeating jealousy:
We need to know that our specific calling is given to us by ________ (3:27).
We need to make sure we are motivated by the r________ g_________ (3:28-29).
We need to know how to find _____ in our unique calling (3:30).