Jealousy and Humility

Killing the green-eyed monster of jealousy is hard for almost everyone. In John 3:22-30 John the Baptist is being told by his followers that Jesus and his disciples are getting more followers. He has a great opportunity to be envious and jealous of Jesus, but instead, he models the perfect response to an opportunity to be jealous. Ultimately looking vertically to Jesus trumps looking horizontally at others.