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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.
Moses reminded the people of Israel that they were not to worship anything or anyone but the Lord God Almighty. He told them that they were blessed to have a God who stayed with His people and constantly loved and cared for them. But he also reminded them of the power of God, saying, “He is a CONSUMING FIRE,” and “He is JEALOUS for their/our love.”
It’s hard to see our God as a jealous God. The very fact that we have been taught throughout the Word of God that jealousy is a sin makes it hard to believe God is jealous. But make no mistake about it, when it comes to the righteous judge of all the ages, “He’s Jealous!” God set as the very first commandment that we are not to have any other gods before our God. Lots of folks believe in Jesus … AND. In other words, they say they love the Lord, but something else is running a close second in their lives. And that’s where God is, well, “He’s Jealous!” He made us, He provides for us, He sustains us, He cares for us, He nurtures us, and He’s Prepared a place for us when we leave here. So, whenever someone or something else begins to vie for first place in our lives, “He’s Jealous!” The more you think about it, it makes perfect sense.
With my whole heart this AM I commit myself again to You by saying for me it’s just Jesus AND nothing else. Amen