A jealous God.
A fiercely protective God.
In our society, jealous does not mean fiercely protective. It is a derogatory word, and even in the bible we are called not to be envious or jealous. So how is it that God is jealous? Is he going against his own commands?
When we as humans are jealous, we desire to have what someone else has. We are jealous for an item or person that will make us better. Or so we think, or so society tells us. But God’s jealousy is for what was once his, but is no longer. When God created us he didn’t intend for sin to captivate all of his creations. We are all made through God and for God, meaning that before we were slaves to sin, we were 100% completely God’s. When we commit to a life of sin, we are becoming the devil’s, not God’s. We turn our backs on God, who loves us no matter what.
God desires us to continue to live the life he intended, instead of our chosen life of sin. He is fiercely protective of us, and he knows the consequences of the sins we participate in.
Our incredible God is so perfect he has taken a negative human trait and used it to show his immense love for us.
“I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him.” 2 Corinthians 11:2
Godly jealousy is a pure fierce love and protection for us, Jesus’ beloved children.