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Bernard Gabbott - Sunday, 4 February 2024

God Is Jealous

There is nothing, and no-one, like God. He is holy – unique, one-of-a-kind. And he should be, and must be, known like this. He will not allow his significance (his glory) be given to another, or any other thing. In this sense, God made the world, and placed humans in the world bearing his image, to declare this truth to the universe. As humans sinned, God committed through the family of Abraham to restore his significance through the world. This is at the heart of his saving of his people from Egypt. This is at the heart of making his covenant with his now-saved people at Mount Sinai. This is at the heart of his commandments which enable his people to represent him to the world. And this is at the heart of the attribute of ‘jealousy’ – God is passionate for his covenantal relationship with his people, because it declares his significance to the world. When God’s people aren’t so passionate, so wholehearted, so devoted, then what are they saying about their God?

Scripture References: Exodus 20:1-17, Psalms 54:1-7, James 4:4-10

From Series: "God is ..."

How well do we know our God? Do we know his character, his nature, his attributes? Do we know who he truly is? And, do we respond with the awe, obedience, and love that this God deserves? Do we glorify him, because we know him? Do we represent him, because we know him? The aim of this series is to spend some time—albeit brief and shallow—getting to know God as he is—as he is revealed in his word. We are looking at five attributes of God—God is… holy, Trinity, loving, just, jealous. And as we do, my hope is that we will know him more deeply, love him more fully, obey him more wholeheartedly, and represent him for faithfully.


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