A JEALOUS GOD

Deuteronomy 4:24

For the Lord your God is consuming fire, a jealous God.

Our God is consuming fire. He is satisfied only when His love totally consumes us. We usually think of jealous person as someone resentful and suspicious, but the Lord’s jealousy on our behalf is something that should be precious to us. He has the complete right to our lives. He gave us life, and He wants to protect us from anything that could harm us. That is why He is commanded His children to worship no other gods, allowing nothing to distract us for His consuming love.

The Lord opposes anything that hinders our relationship with Him (Deut.6:15). He knows the danger of our gods, how they will lure us away, deceive us, and leave us empty. He will tolerate nothing that take precedence our over love for him. Our faithfulness to God assures us to abundant life He wants to give us. If we reject Him, He will pursue us until we return to Him.

We should not resent the fact that God wants to guard our relationship with Him. It should bring us comfort. Our relationship with God should be our top priority. It should dictate how we spend our time, our money and our energy. If certain people or our possessions separate from God, we reexamine our hearts and gave our devotion first to Him, as He commands. God wants each of us to love Him with all of our heart, mind, soul and strength(Mark12:30). Our love for god should extend every corner of our lives. God loved us so much that He give us His own son. Let us respond by giving Him our highest devotion in return.

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