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Thursday, December 31, 2015
Why a Jealous God?"For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me."—Exodus 20:5
We usually view jealousy as something negative, and certainly it can be. We might think of a jealous person as controlling, demanding, and even prone to fly into a rage without the slightest reason.
But in Exodus 20 God says, "You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God" (verses 4-5, emphasis added).
God is a loving Father. He loves us and wants an exclusive relationship with us. Is that unreasonable?
If you have children, then I think you are probably a jealous parent. You want the best for your child. You probably think your child is the best at whatever it is that he or she does, whether it's athletics or music or something else. In the same way, God loves you, and He wants the best for you. So He is jealous in a sense.
I would also think that if you are married, you are probably a jealous husband or wife. How would you feel, wives, if your husband said, "My date is here. I'm going out with her now. Can she borrow that outfit that looks really good on you?" No self-respecting wife would put up with something like that. Nor should she.
God is a jealous God and wants an exclusive relationship with us. He is saying, "You belong to Me, and I have committed myself to you. So that is the way it needs to be." That is the concept being communicated when God described himself as a "jealous" God.
I hope that you enjoyed this devotional as much as I did. God bless you!!!
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
What to Do with Burdens
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
GETTING GOD IN FOCUS
Monday, December 28, 2015
The Sword of the Spirit
Sunday, December 27, 2015
A Murderer at HeartGet rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. —Ephesians 4:31
Saturday, December 26, 2015
BEYOND EMPTY PROFESSION
Preaching from the pulpit about the Christian "deeper life" does not automatically produce a deeper life church and congregation. The profession of men and women that they believe in "the deeper Christian life" is no assurance that their fellowship is actually a deeper life church. The deeper spiritual life many people say they want is not a message; it is not a sermon; it is not a profession. I am a pastor and I think I major in telling the truth. It is true that it is about time we stop coddling and apologizing for congregations that have reputations for being deeper life churches. The deeper spiritual life is not something just to be talked about - it is a quiet enjoyment of daily blessing and peace and victory that is lived day by day; beyond empty profession and without any two-faced circumstances!
I hope that you enjoyed this devotional as much as I did. Have a Simply Heavenly day!! God bless you!!!
Friday, December 25, 2015
Christ the LordThen the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."— Luke 2:10-11
Thursday, December 24, 2015
What Christmas Is AboutOf the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.—Isaiah 9:7
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Living as Light in the World
Monday, December 21, 2015
THE END OF THE AGE
Sunday, December 20, 2015
The Truth about Lying"You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor."—Exodus 20:16
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Friday, December 18, 2015
Thursday, December 17, 2015
The Eighth Commandment"You shall not steal."—Exodus 20:15
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
The Sin That Wreaks Havoc"You must not commit adultery."—Exodus 20:14
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Determining the Cause of Pain
Monday, December 14, 2015
Encountering the Whole Word of God
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Friday, December 11, 2015
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Beliefs Nominal and Real