Let us read Genesis 37:4:”When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him.“
Jealousy is a dangerous thing. However, sometimes not only the person who envies to another one something is guilty, but the one who allows the thing to arise too. In this case, Jacob behaved unwisely. Of course, you cannot order your heart and love everybody equally, but he should not have showed too much love for Joseph and less for his brothers. All of us know that it ends in problems. God loved the entire world and gave his son for all of us, not only for the chosen ones. Let us be like him.
And if you envy somebody something, remember that God loves you even if you think you are the most unfortunate and neglected person in the world. This should help you to defeat your jealousy.
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