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The Jealousy of God

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The Jealousy of God

Exodus 20: 5- For I the Lord your God am a jealous God

Have ever thought about the jealousy of God? I find it so captivating and thrilling. Human jealousy is based on insecurity and feelings of low self-esteem. I am a very jealous person. When I see my husband taking note of someone, I think to myself, “She’s prettier than I am, thinner than I am, smarter than I am, more engaging than I am”….and the list continues. God on the other hand….burns with jealousy because He is the BEST there is, and for Him it is unfathomable how we could misplace the love that is His due by offering it to someone…or something…that just doesn’t measure up to Him. He is the ultimate in perfection, grace, beauty, character, and every desirable trait. It warms my heart. While human jealousy almost always comes with a negative connotation attached to it, the jealousy of God is a positive spectacular thing to revel in. It just amazes me that the Master of the Universe would even care to win my affection and love. He whispers to me today….”I’m the best there ever was, is, or will ever be. I long to win your heart. I will never disappoint, never abandon, never neglect, never forsake, never hurt, never abuse, and never disown you. I’m your heavenly husband, and I am consumed with a heavenly jealousy when you carelessly give your love away to someone who is not worthy of you.  Remember me…remember me!” 

Isaiah 54: 5- For your Maker is your husband—the Lord Almighty is his name—the Holy One is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth. Amen!

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 4/8/2013 6:13:00 PM
    lots of wisdom here from you as a poet and within the comments. Thought provoking writing.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/9/2013 12:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Richard. I've preached a sermon on the story of prophet Hosea and Gomer...spiritual adultery. Fascinating story and concept. Thanks for the post.
  1. Date: 4/8/2013 3:57:00 PM

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/9/2013 12:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry are you...absolutely...wonderful! :)
  1. Date: 4/8/2013 10:07:00 AM
    Never seen this before Auntie so no not thought on it. Am wondering where this leaves us men though? Take care, Richard

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/8/2013 11:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Richard, Auntie will tell you a tale...listen! The jealousy of God is not directed only to women! Of course not! He is jealous when any of his created beings give their loyalty and love and energy to something to the point of excluding him. Jesus says, "Men love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her." Men are definitely in the picture in every way! :) Take care!