I AM A JEALOUS GOD

"You shall have no other gods before me (Ex 20.1-2)."

Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever (Heb 13.8). He is still a jealous God because we were created by Him and for Him (Col 1.16). When we have other gods before Him it makes Him jealous, even to the point of allowing His wrath to come upon us.

The other day I was channel surfing on TV and saw Denver's Mile High Stadium full of people. There may have been 100,000 people worshipping the pigskin (football) on that Sunday afternoon. The day after I tuned into the news and saw that the whole area around Denver had been severely flooded. Is it possible the two were connected, that God got jealous to the point of pouring out his wrath?

To make a point, there are five gods in our country (but I'm sure there are more): The The Sports God has three major denominations, football, basketball and baseball; the The Education God which is closely tied to the Money God; the The Family God; and the The Belly God. Harmless you say? Maybe not. Think about it. God is a jealous God..

The whole duty of man is to fear God and obey his commands (Eccl 12.13). We can stop our idolization of other gods by obeying Christ's commands to preach the gospel and to teach others to preach it (Mk 16.15 & Mt 28.20). This is how we show our love for Christ (Jn 14.15) and our neighbor (the two greatest commands).

To preach the gospel simply ask another if they have heard the good news (Gospel means good news) and tell them - "Christ died for our sins, he was buried, and he rose the third day (1 Cor 15.1-4)." This allows the hearer to believe on Christ and be saved (Mk 16.15, Jn 3.36, 6.47, Acts 16.31 & 1 Cor 4.15b) and born of God (1 Jn 5.1)." (See SAVED for a definition of 'saved' on www.preach-the-gospel.org).

Remember - "I am a Jealous God. You shall have no other gods before me." Fear God and keep his commands (Eccl 12.13).

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