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They Have Made Me Jealous

July 31, 2016

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They  Have Made Me  Jealous

How would you feel  if all those  you loved  rejected you  and made friends  with your enemies?

That’s how God felt  —  and so much more greatly  because He created us all  and sustains us  day after day  after day.      What happened?     God dearly loved the Israelites  —  did many miracles  to rescue them  from slavery  to Egypt  —  sustained them  through their travels  through the desert  —  and brought them  to the Promised Land.

After all that,  the Israelites turned  to idolatry.     They worshiped hunks  of wood,  gold,  etc.     Their idols  were mere mythology  —  nothing but myths.     But,  the Israelites devoted themselves  to worshiping idols  and living according  to the abominations  of their idols.

Do we imagine people today are much different?     They join cults  that deny the clear teachings  in God’s word  —  they accept the cultic teachings  their church leaders  have embraced,  like prayer rugs,  prayer circles,  mazes,  repeatedly chanting certain words or phrases,  yoga,  eastern related meditation practices,  etc.,  etc.     They accept  the myths  of the easter bunny  and halloween  —  along with the santa claus stories.

Is it any wonder  that God Almighty  is concerned  about our waywardness?     Do we give a rip  that the LORD  lovingly,  really cares  about our eternal salvation?

Moses told the Israelites  what God Almighty thought  about them  in Deuteronomy 32:21,

They have made Me jealous  with what  is not  God;
They have provoked Me  to anger  with their idols.

Do we have a clue  about what happens  to us  when God says  we have  “provoked  Me  to anger  with their idols”?     What happens when we cause God  to be jealous  with what  is not God”?     It won’t be a pretty picture  —  just as it was not  a pretty sight  with Israel’s judgment.

Let us rightly  turn back  to the LORD,  our Creator,  and say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  You alone  are LORD  and God  over all  forever.     Create  in us clean hearts  and right spirits  that always worship  and serve You alone  in sincere love.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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