James 4:5 Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, “The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously”? (NKJV) A yearning, jealous Holy Spirit. Bet you haven’t thought about that concept in a while. What is James talking about? Why is the Holy Spirit jealous? What is He jealous about? And what does it mean “yearn jealously”? Let’s look at the two words first:Yearn: (Greek: epipotheo) – to long for, to intensely desire, to pursue, to great desire Jealously (Greek: phthonos) – envious, zealous; fearful or wary of being supplanted; apprehensive of losing affection or position; resentful or bitter in rivalry; inclined to suspect rivalry; vigilant in guarding something; intolerant of disloyalty or infidelity. Here’s the “what”: a Holy Spirit who is intensely [...]
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