"...I the Lord your God, am a jealous God." Ex. 20:5
"...for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God." Exodus 34:14
"For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God." Deut. 4:24
Jealousy... not always bad?
Our God is a jealous God. He is jealous for our hearts. He watches as we offer ourselves to all the things the world has to offer. And being an all knowing God, he watches and hurts knowing that what the world has to offer will only leave us dissatisfied, hurting and alone. He wants all of us. He wants every little bit and in fact he is JEALOUS when we chose to give ourselves to other things... EVEN good things. Sports, school, justice, music... so many good things that God created. But when we give them our heart, God is jealous. He wants it! He wants all of us and everything.