Green-eyed Monster

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Today's reading: Genesis 37:1-36; Proverbs 27:4

There's a reason jealousy is referred to as a green-eyed monster, and do we ever get a glimpse of that through the account of the early days between Joseph and his brothers. I have no doubt that family was important to Jacob's sons, but when feelings of jealousy sparked and then grew, rational thinking went right out the window. And with hatred running rampant, the situation turned all too easily to violence against Joseph.

What did you learn or see about jealousy from Genesis 37? Why is allowing jealousy to take root so dangerous? What does this account reveal about the contagious nature of negativity and the powerful influence of group think? Tami

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I think I will never understand why Jacob made a special coat only for Joseph -- but to this day parents are playing favorites. I challenge myself to see value in each child and make sure he knows that he is loved and valued. It can help him when times are difficult. I commend my own parents for their unfailing love to each of us. It warms me even today.

Look how gracious God is. The Savior came, not through Joseph's line, but through Judah's. Wow. Had they only known that at the time, they may have acted differently.

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