Story of David - Day 29

Exodus 20:5 – “Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;”

This week's focus has been on jealousy, specifically the kind that consumed Saul when it came to David. As we wrap up this week's theme, let's consider what "godly jealousy" means.

Jealousy is often thought of as a negative emotion involving possessiveness and anger. However, in Exodus 20:5, God tells us, “I, the Lord thy God, am a jealous God.” But this divine jealousy isn't about God being insecure; rather, it reflects His deep love for us.

Think of it like this: just as loving parents and committed spouses want an exclusive, strong connection with their children or partners, God wants the same with us. His jealousy reflects His strong commitment to our well-being and spiritual growth. He wants us to prioritize Him above everything else in our lives.

Let's strive to understand this godly jealousy and build a close relationship with our Creator.

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