Monday, April 19, 2010

God is jealous for me

My favourite song of the last couple of years has got to be "How he loves us". It has been made even more popular in the last few months when David Cowder covered it but I cam across it a couple of years ago through this video on YouTube:



The opening line is "He is jealous for me".

Can God be jealous? Surely jealousy is a sin. So I decided to see what the Bible says:

"You must not have any other god but me. "You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea. You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods. - Ex 20 v 3 - 5

Notice that God is jealous when someone gives to another something that rightly belongs to Him.

First place belongs to Him.
Our affection belongs to Him.
Our worship belongs to Him.

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