11/6/19: Hebrews 7:18-28; Psalm 106:1-12; Proverbs 27:4-6

Proverbs 27:  Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming,  but who can stand before jealousy?

The wisdom of this little verse caught my eye today.  Anger is often directed “outwardly” towards another person(s.)  But anger is most often a rapid-fire emotion and will calm quickly.  Not so jealously  … jealously is inwardly directed, self-centered  and long-lasting.  Jealously destroys relations but also destroys the person.  I am reminded of the following quote from author William Penn:

“The jealous are troublesome to others, but torment to themselves.”