The Good Side of Jealousy

By Karen Isbell

“He is jealous for me”

John Mark McMillan

I love the feeling of being wanted…that someone is jealous for my affection.

I think we all do.

I am humbled that the God of all Creation is jealous for me. He is jealous for my affection, my time, my love.

His love for us is deep, He knows us more intimately than any human ever will. He created us with our unique love languages.

He graciously allows us to experience love in our human relationships, expressing it at times through our love languages.

But, I love knowing, He will never allow a human relationship to satisfy me, so that He alone can. 

The good side of jealousy gives freedom. The good side of jealousy is humble. The good side of jealousy does not seek its own.

“for I, the LORD your GOD am a jealous GOD.” Deuteronomy 5:9

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