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Jul 11, 2011

48 So, is God a jealous God

Now 1 Corinthians vs Exodus

The New Testament letters 1 John and 1 Corinthians say:
That God is love and not jealous.

But wait a sec!

The Old Testament book of Exodus
                 God is jealous.

1 John teaches that God is love

1 John 4:8 Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.

And 1 Corinthians teaches that love isn’t jealous

1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud.

 But in Exodus, God says, “I’m a jealous God”

Exodus 20:5 You shall not bow down to them [idols] or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand {generations} of those who love me and keep my commandments.

Exodus 34:14 I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.

Recap: So it's a strange case of when “jealous” doesn’t mean “jealous.” Go figure that one out.

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