JEALOUSY

Most people, especially Christians, love to say that they are jealous like their heavenly Father, because God said, He is a jealous God in Exodus 20:5. But they fail to realize  that God’s jealousy does not have hatred, bitterness, strife or anything evil attached to it. Because if He did, He would have wiped everyone out instead of sending His only begotten son Jesus Christ to redeem us. Jealousy is defined as an emotion that stimulates intolerance of unfaithfulness. However, we serve a merciful God whose jealousy has unconditional and unfailing love attach to us.

God’s jealousy does not have malice or contention attached to it, only forgiveness with a clause that says, “If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”(1 John 1:9). God, when He gets jealous, once we confess  our sin, He will forgive us and apply the soap called the Blood of Jesus to clean us and make us as white as snow. He does not hold it against us and add it every mistake we’ve made. It is so easy to use the Bible to justify our faults, but we don’t use it to do the right things that He requires us to do in the ten commandments. God’s jealousy is unlike ours in many ways;God’s jealousy has the fruit of the Spirit attached to it in Galatians 5:22-23.

BUT THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS LOVE, JOY, PEACE, LONG-SUFFERING, GENTLENESS, GOODNESS, FAITH, MEEKNESS AND SELF-CONTROL.”  When you are jealous and you portray these Godly characteristics, then you are behaving like your heavenly Father. However, if you portray the opposite then you are like your earthly father. So lets portray Godly jealousy that leads to happiness for everyone.        

Nahum 1:2-7
God is jealous, and the Lord avenges; The Lord avenges and is furious. The Lord will take vengeance on His adversaries, And He reserves wrath for His enemies; The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, And will not at all acquit the wicked. The Lord has His way In the whirlwind and in the storm, And the clouds are the dust of His feet. Who can stand before His indignation? And who can endure the fierceness of His anger? His fury is poured out like fire, And the rocks are thrown down by Him. The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him.

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