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Day Five - He Is Jealous for Us

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Exodus 20:1-6 NLT

1Then God gave the people all these instructions:

2“I am the Lord your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt, the place of your slavery.

3“You must not have any other god but me.

4“You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea. 5You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected—even children in the third and fourth generations of those who reject me. 6But I lavish unfailing love for a thousand generations on those who love me and obey my commands.

Reflection:

We are a people of one God. Here God is laying out carefully what it means to be His people. To belong to Him means having no other gods, nothing else that determines and directs how we live. This is the claim of the jealousy of God, that He is exclusively Lord in our lives and that we would not put up with anything else making those claims on our lives. Hand in hand with His jealousy is His love that does not give up, that does not fail. Think of this, the seriousness of this is that the repercussions last to great grand children, but the love that is promised dwarfs that hundreds of times over. A thousand generations have not yet even passed since these words were spoken!

Responding to the Transmission:

The jealous love of God grips us, lays claim to our lives, holds on to us and carries us. Let’s be taken up in this love and promise today that His love will endure. Let’s not tolerate any other claims on our lives that affect how we think, give patterns of how to act, and speak of what is worth living for. We belong to God alone. Let’s pray that we would live in this love of God and the faithful enduring hold He has on our lives.

Day Four - Spring Time

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Day Three - Keep Your Head

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Day Two - Gladly Spent

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Enough’s Enough

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Day One - Putting Up with It

Monday, December 6th, 2010