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The 14th Day – Jealous God

Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, WHOSE name is JEALOUS, is a jealous God. — Exodus 34:14 

Continued with yesterday’s verse, God said to Moses later on in Exodus Chapter 34: “I am making a covenant with you. Before all your people I will do wonders never before done in any nation in all the world. The people you live among will see how awesome is the work that I, the LORD, will do for you.Obey what I command you today, I will drive out …”

God summarised the covenant: On his side of the contract, He is to protect and provide for them in miraculous ways and to drive out their enemies. Israel’s side is to obey everything that God has commanded them. 

Here it described that God is a jealous God. ‘Jealous’ (of God) means ‘demanding faithfulness and exclusive worship’. It is a father’s heart not wanting his children foolishly making up their own idols but stayed faithful to their own father. God is a jealous God until the day when his children all come home!

Nothing is better than to conclude this with the lyrics below:

Love this song, it is amazing!

Know Hope Collective – Jealous God

Now I know you would stop at nothing,
to pull me close, steal my heart away.
So here I am broken and listening.
Held captive here and I just wanna stay.

You’re a jealous God, You’re a jealous God.
You are a jealous God, for me.
And nothing else has ever felt this real to me.
You’re a jealous God.
Oh, You’re a jealous God.

Through this life, everyday, You’ve chased me.
Like a treasure underneath the sea.
When hope was gone, Jesus you came running,
to the ends of the earth for me.

Cause You’re a jealous God, You’re a jealous God.
You are a jealous God, for me.
And nothing else has ever felt this real to me.
You’re a jealous God.

You’re beautiful, and furious,
I tremble at the thought of this.
That You would go to Calvary,
how deep Your love must be for me.

You’re a jealous God, You’re a jealous God.
You are a jealous God, for me.
And nothing else have ever felt this real to me.
You’re a jealous God, You are a jealous God.
Now I know You would stop at nothing.