The heart can be incredibly influenced by different emotions based around a perceived debt: guilt, anger, greed, and jealousy. They interrupt the health of our spirit. But, because our heart is evil by nature, we cannot rely on it as our foundation. Instead, we must put aside jealousy and rely on our God.
What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you? You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it. And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure.JAMES 4:1-3