God is so passionately in love with His people that He is jealous! We have to be careful about this word because we think when we hear it that it means what we see on reality TV shows. God desires to be our Heavenly Father and that we would seek no other gods but Him.
He is passionately protective of your relationship with Him. He will do anything to protect that relationship. When the Bible speaks of God’s jealousy, it is not speaking about the petty games that humans play. It speaks about a God who goes all out for His children and when His children ignore Him and go looking for other gods, then it breaks His heart.
God, however, never abandons us! He continues to pursue us, even when we are running away from Him. He will not give up on us, even when we give up on Him. When we put God at the back of the line, He just waits there patiently for His turn.
This is the true meaning of God’s jealousy! He is zealous for us and that is why God sent His one and only son, Jesus, to die for us!
Tomorrow’s Reading: Ezekiel 10:1-11:25; Hebrews 6:1-20; Psalm 105:16-36; Proverbs 27:1-2