Hello, My Name is ... God | Exodus 34:14
Exodus 34:14 Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.
The dictionary on my iPhone (a free app, just in case you were wondering) defines the word “jealous” as “feeling resentment against someone because of that person’s rivalry, success, or advantages; characterized by or proceeding from suspicious fears.” With that definition, the word “jealous” results in negative feelings. But when the Bible says that God is a jealous God, or that his name is Jealous - something much more is at play.
God’s description as “jealous” means that he is intolerant of unfaithfulness or rivalry. The first commandment makes it clear, “I am the Lord your God.... You shall have no other gods before me.” God demands our total allegiance. He will not be one of many gods we serve.
So, how about it? Are there any rival gods in your life? Any divine competitors? A relationship? A job? Spouse? Children? Money? God will not be one of the “things” you bow before. He is God and God alone.
Father, show us what stands between you and us. May we move any god aside…may we move all the gods aside…until we are bowing before you alone. In Jesus name. Amen.