"What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members? You lust and do not have; so you commit murder. You are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel" (James 4:1-2a).
Sometimes it has to do with feeling less-than ourselves, and sometimes it has to do with a sense of justice. Either way, jealousy (again, merely one of the fleshly deeds) is a horrible feeling, but one that we often find impossible to shake.
copyright Barb Harwood