Suppose you spotted a flame in your house. How would you react? Would you shrug your shoulders and walk away, saying, “A little fire never hurt any house.” Of course not. You would put it out! Why? Because you know left untended, fire consumes all that’s consumable. For the sake of your house, you don’t play with fire.
For the sake of your heart, the same is true. The name of the fire? Solomon tagged it in Song of Solomon 8:6. “Jealousy is cruel as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire.” Do you know what causes jealousy? Distrust. Do you know what is the cure for jealousy? It is trust. Is the flame of jealousy beginning to consume your heart? Are you jealous of someone’s success or possessions? Then, ask God for deeper trust. He will help put out the fire.
From A Love Worth Giving