Hook: How does a jealous person make life difficult for others?
Book: The response to the miraculous raising of Lazarus was split—some believed while others became more jealous. These leaders feared losing their position and power with the Roman government if the Jesus’ popularity spread. When jealousy trumps truth, senseless things happen. Religious leaders plotted to kill an innocent man. The corruption of power usually begins with jealousy.
Took: Proverbs 27:4 states, Who can stand before jealousy? How could you withstand the corrupting power of jealousy when it floods your soul?