Have you accidentally stepped on a piece of lego barefoot? Do you remember the pain? Well, as much as that hurts, that is nothing compared to the pain of jealousy. Stepping on a piece of lego will last for minutes but the pain of jealousy can last for days, months, or even years.
Think about the last time you felt jealous for someone. Do you remember the piercing pain inside your heart? Remember the feeling that you can’t almost breathe knowing that the person you love lost interest in you and have run after someone else? You ask yourself, what have I done wrong? But no good answer satisfied the hurt that you’re feeling.
Remember the anger you feel for that person or that object that stole the love that was rightly yours. Anger that you want to destroy his/her object of affection. Please bear with me and for this moment remember all that pain.
That pain, my friend, multiplied 100 times, is exactly what God feels for you. We have all deserted Him and ran after our gods. We have prostituted ourselves to someone or something that never truly loved us the way He does.
Who has has your heart?
Is it your boyfriend? Your girlfriend? Your crush?
Is it your work? Your ministry?
Is it you plans? Your dreams? Your ambition?
If you know what jealousy feels then you know exactly the pain that God feels.
“Do not worship any other God, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.” (Exodus 34:14)
Current mood: Unexplained.