In 1 Samuel 22 we see one of the most terrible acts that Saul commits. He hears of a group of priests who had helped David after he escaped and who had counseled him at the same time. Saul, enraged that these priests would help David in any way has his guards kill all them except one.
Saul was a poor excuse for a man. He was a coward. He was was weak. He was prideful and selfish. Worst of all he was jealous of a man who lived the way he was supposed to live as King. He was a terrible man and all that came to a head when he murdered the priests in cold blood. And to think it all started because he was jealous of a teenage boy.
Jealousy is an ugly thing to have in your life and if there is anything we can gain from David and Saul’s story it would be that jealousy can take root and do more damage than anyone ever imagine. It can ruin families. It can destroy kingdoms. It can drive you crazy. It can lead you to do unthinkable things. It’s dangerous.
Do you find yourself jealous? Do you find yourself envious of those around you? Take time today to get with God and ask him for healing. Ask him to give you a mindset of appreciation gratitude, not jealousy.