Sunday, November 8, 2009

Jealous God - What the book of Exodus tells us about the God of the Bible - What it means when God says he's jealous.

The jealous words of God.

What did God say? What does God think about "Himself"?

This has always been an interesting passage made for controversy as well.

Exodus 20

1And God spake all these words, saying,

2I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

3Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

4Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

5Thou shalt not bow down thyself to 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;

6And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

7Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

So we see that God was indeed "jealous" of other gods. What reason would God have for being jealous of what many a Christian would say were false gods. In what way were they false?

In what ways is our Christian God NOT false?

Is it perhaps true that there would have possibly been feuds and even wars amongst the "gods"?

Were gods maybe some actual physical beings that humans interacted with?

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