There are three ways to view jealousy – historically, itself, or the future; I chose the future for this post. Why have I called jealousy “The Sin Above All Sins”? Let’s first look at the definition:
Jealous: resentment against a rival, a person enjoying success or advantage, etc., or against another’s success or advantage itself (Random House Dictionary)
Anything that pits one person against another is a sin and crime:
18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord. (Leviticus 19)
16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17 …if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. (Matthew 19)
Thus we see right off the bat humans have been commanded to: “love one another.” Let’s see if it had any qualifiers such as: “Unless they have an unfair advantage, then it’s okay to hate”?
36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
38 …For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. (Luke 6)
The Law of Reciprocation is in full-effect whether we like it or not—what we send out will return to us—with increase force:
25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. (Luke 16)
Only Send Out Good Things – Only Receive Back Good
27 But I say unto you which hear, LOVE your enemies, DO GOOD to them which hate you,
28 BLESS them that curse you, and PRAY for them which despitefully use you. (Luke 6)
Go the Extra Mile – Receive Extra in Return
29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also.
30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. (Luke 16)
Show You Are “Better Than…”
31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. (Luke 6)
It’s Obviously a Test
32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.
33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. (Luke 6)
Don’t Get Caught Using a Double Standard
35 But LOVE ye your enemies, and DO GOOD, and LEND, hoping for nothing again; and YOUR REWARD SHALL BE GREAT, and YE SHALL BE THE CHILDREN OF THE HIGHEST: for HE IS KIND unto the [those who received] unthankful and to the [those who received] evil. (Luke 6)
Be Merciful – There is No Other Way
36 BE YE THEREFORE MERCIFUL, as your Father also is merciful.
37 JUDGE NOT, and ye shall not be judged: CONDEMN NOT, and ye shall not be condemned: FORGIVE, and ye shall be forgiven:
38 GIVE, and IT SHALL BE GIVEN UNTO YOU; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and RUNNING OVER, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. (Luke 6)
Is it possible for us as individuals (or as a group) to evolve to a blissful state (e.g., The Millennium of Peace) when something so cankerous to the human soul (and “oversoul”) is being accommodated, left unchecked, and allowed to fester or exist?