“Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame,” (Solomon 8:6).
Our God is a consuming fire, and He will NOT share His glory with another. His jealousy is like fire. He burns with a passion for His people who are to look to only Him as LORD and as GOD!
“So be careful not to break the covenant the Lord your God has made with you. Do not make idols of any shape or form, for the Lord your God has forbidden this. The Lord your God is a devouring fire; he is a jealous God,” (Deuteronomy 4:23-24).
This passage shows God’s demand for loyalty and faithfulness to Him. His jealousy is the kind that is appropriate and good. God defends His name, His words, and His honor. His demand for loyalty and faithfulness from His children is as passionate as a consuming fire and is an exclusive one. GOD is LORD, and no one else is to be treated as such. In other words, there is NO other God besides your Heavenly Father who is the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth. No one compares to Him, and no one ever will compare to Him. God is jealous for you.Mankind is frail, made of nothing but the dust of the ground, fading away along with everything in this world, BUT GOD is everlasting, the Omnipresent LORD, who does NOT fail. He is glorious and majestic in all His ways, and He is jealous for you. Remember to be faithful to the LORD in all you do for our God is a consuming fire and does NOT share His glory with another.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, You are the King of Glory, and You do not share Your glory with another. There is no other god who can compare to You because You are the All-Knowing God worthy of all honor and praise. Salvation belongs to You alone. You are full of grace and mercy, and You are the Eternal One. Help me to remember You are jealous for me and to set my affections on You alone. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Linda A. Knowles