"For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you not walking like mere men?"--1 Corinthians 3:3. Paul writing to the group of Christians who were divided at Corinth. Among their problems, jealousy and strife. The church was divided over a laundry list of issues. Jealousy occurred because there were people that thought they were better than everyone else.
Jealousy. I believe this concept to be pretty straightforward. I think we have all been jealous of something or someone at some point in our lives. But what happens when this becomes a problem? What happens when this becomes a problem in the church? Jealousy can tear a church apart. Like Paul, I believe jealousy is among one of the most childish attitudes a Christian could ever have. It is no wonder that in 1 Corinthians 3:1, Paul addresses the Corinthians as infants in Christ as opposed to spiritual men.
Do you see the contrast in terms from 1 Corinthians 3:1? Infants and men. Immaturity vs. maturity. Jealousy leads to strife. Strife leads to division.
My point here is that if there is any hint of jealousy, it needs to be gotten rid of if we expect to mature in Christ. Because if we have jealousy and worse allow that jealousy to tear our relationships with our brothers and sisters apart, we are not walking with Christ but as Paul said, we are "walking like mere men." There is no room for jealousy in the life of a Christian. One solution to jealousy is rather than being upset somebody got something that you didn't, be happy that they got it.
DO THIS AND IT WILL HELP US IN MOVING PAST INFANCY IN CHRIST! PRAY ABOUT IT! LOVE Y'ALL! GOD BLESS!