January 27, 2015 MiNiHol

What Does God’s Jealousy Have to Do With Marriage- Part 2 Notes By @NowWithNicole

Protecting Our Husbands and Wives

*Formerly Part 1b*

During the month of February, The Worthy Project Ministry and Now With Nicole will be hosting a series of events in honor of Relationship Wellness Month. One of our events includes a study on God, jealousy, and how it applies to how we treat our spouses. This is the second blog post in our “Jealousy” series notes. It continues our exploration into what the Bible says about God and jealousy. As with Part 1, I am sharing the notes as a precursor to our forthcoming celebration. All notes in this series will be referenced during the official events in February. Just as the notes in Part 1, these are raw and unedited. I will continue to share my rough drafts throughout my studies and invite you to follow along. I would love to hear your thoughts.  Don’t forget to join us in February for our Google Hangouts, Twitter chats, and other events designed to encourage us to protect our marriages.

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What Does God’s Jealousy Have to Do With Marriage- Part 2

4.) Deuteronomy 5:9– Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,….

Strong’s Reference– 7067- See Notes Part 1 

Thoughts- Yah is very serious about us not falling to idol worship. He warns us about this many times. This shows His concern; care for our relationship and for our safety.

5.) Deuteronomy 6:15– (For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.

Strong’s Reference– 7067- See Notes Part 1

Thoughts- Once again, we are warned not to worship other idols. In verses 1-14, Moses is telling about all the good things that the Israelites had because God gave them to them. He told them not to forget Egypt. Don’t forget the slavery from where He has taken you. He gave them all of these good things. These were not things they would have had on their own. Was it too much to act that they be faithful? Is it too much to ask that after He blesses us with so much that we be faithful? This passage warns us not to provoke the Lord to anger. Traipsing around with other gods, playing with fire is an example of provocation. The Bible tells us in other Scriptures not to provoke people. In society, there are laws about provocation in criminal law matters. Provocation can be a defense to lessen the penalty of a crime that was committed.

6.) Joshua 24:19– And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the LORD: for he is an holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins.

Strong’s Reference– 7072- See Notes Part 1

Thoughts– Reading in context, we should not say that we want to be in fellowship with Yah if we want to serve or continue serving other gods. We should not say that we want to worship Him and keep these idols. By doing so, we are provoking Him to anger and the consequences will be our fault. This is interesting because often we want to do what we want to do. We make ourselves our own idols by following our ways instead of God’s ways. Then, we get mad when we suffer the consequences of not remembering that He is a jealous God. Why are we provoking Him? Why do we put ourselves into situations that He warns us against hoping that He will save us? The saving part comes from the warning before the path to destruction.

End of Part 2

Follow the Series:

What Does God’s Jealousy Have to Do With Marriage- Part 1 Notes By @NowWithNicole

What Does God’s Jealousy Have to Do with Marriage- Part 3 Notes By @NowWithNicole

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