So the women sang as they danced, and said: “Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands.”
Then Saul was very angry, and the saying displeased him; and he said, “They have ascribed to David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed only thousands. Now what more can he have but the kingdom?” So Saul eyed David from that day forward. 1 Samuel 18:7-9
There is no room for jealousy in the kingdom of God.
Today’s scripture describes Saul as angry, comparative, and uneasily wary with David. This young man just conquered Goliath, a feat no other man wanted to attempt, including King Saul.
David did this in the name of the Lord and it’s only natural for people to talk or sing about it.
King Saul became enraged at the singing and dancing for David.
There is no room for jealousy in the kingdom of God. Jealousy leads to covetousness and covetousness leads to all other sins.
It won’t take long before Saul is hurling spears at David in order to kill him.
Jealousy still has no place in God’s kingdom today. It has no place in church, in the family, or in the life of any Christian.
To end the danger of jealousy you must turn it to praise. Praise leads to God.
Praise and jealousy cannot dwell in the same house.
If Saul had praised God for sending David to end the military standoff, then things would turn out different.
So next time you feel jealous, turn it to praise!