Jealous? Really?

So far I have written about three commandments and have tried to share some new light — the practical kind of light. I’ve shared the value of honest faithfulness, questioned the true Sabbath day, and felt impelled to share a perspective that brought some balance to my thoughts about the Ford and Kavenaugh controversy.

confusedAs I was thinking about this next commandment, I was thinking about the word “jealous.” Did you know that according to the Bible God is a jealous God, and that’s the reason we shouldn’t bow down to anything else?

“Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God…”

Jealousy is not a quality I have ever connected with God. I mean what is the need for jealousy if the infinite Good already has everything. God is completely content, and jealousy comes from dissatisfaction. Is God satisfied or not?

You may be expecting me to introduce a different view. To spin this in a positive way. I’ve got nothin’! At least not yet. 😀

What’s your impression of this statement about a jealous God? Feel free to comment below or send me a private message.