Green-eyed Monster

today's reading.
Genesis 37:12-36  Now his brothers went to pasture their father's flock near Shechem...

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There's a reason jealousy is referred to as a green-eyed monster, and boy, do we ever get a glimpse of that in Genesis 37:12-36. I have no doubt that Joseph's brothers were pretty normal people--hard working, logical, and that family was important to them--but when jealousy wormed its way into their lives, things changed. Rational thinking went right out the window--so much so that they were ready and wanting to murder Joseph (accept for Reuben). 

What did Genesis 37:12-36 and the situation with Joseph's brothers reveal to you about jealousy and unchecked sin? Tami W.

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