For thou shalt worship no other god: for The LORD, Whose Name is Jealous, is a jealous God.
The above reference, another name of our God is JEALOUS because He is a Jealous God. God is always jealous of something precious in the life of everyone. That’s is the reason for the instruction that you and I shall not worship other gods.
What exactly is God jealous of?
It is the SOUL.
SOUL is like an orange, when the outside layer is peeled off, the fleshy and succulent part is as the soul. God desires to relish himself with our souls.
Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Soul is very important to God. It is the soul that transforms to another body and appear before the Judgement throne, the spirit goes back to God while the body goes down the earth-dust.
Soul is in the heart, everything that takes place on earth is from the heart. That is why we are instructed to keep our hearts with all diligence for out of it are the issues of life. Prov. 4:23 God is talking about the SOUL.
1 Peter 1:9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
Mostly Paramount to God is the SALVATION OF THE SOUL. God wants to inhabit, dwell, control and monitor our souls. He has paid the prize no man could ever paid by sacrificing his only son Jesus Christ for our souls to accomplish His mission for our souls. John 3:16.
Are you saved from the enemies of your soul? these enemies are sin, flesh and Satan. God loves us, He wants us to live our lives for Him alone and reign with him after we depart this world of vanity.
Interestingly, Satan is also Jealous of our Souls. John 10:10 made us to know his mission for our souls. He comes to steal, kill and destroy. He comes to steal the SALVATION OF OUR SOULS, he ensures that anyone whose soul is not saved he hardens up such soul against salvation. The extension of his missions against us are seen in the book of Exodus 15:9, the enemies comes to dispossess God of man’ soul, dwells, controls by filling and satisfying man’ soul with all manners of lust-sins, and ensure that such soul does not make heaven at the end. He destroys the soul by casting such a soul into hell fire. This shall not be our portion in Jesus name. Amen.
Lastly, how do man worship other god? A man that has not encounter the salvation of our Lord Jesus Christ is pron to bow to sin, flesh and Satan. We must be genuinely born-again to overcome these three enemies of our Faith, though in this world, but not of this world, for Christ dwells in us. Christ in us the hope of glory. Colo. 1:27
One bows for other gods when one commits the works of flesh and sin masterminds by Satan. Whoever finds it easy to lie, engages in fraud, smoking and alcoholism, backbiting, rebellion, fornicate, engages in adultery, irresistible attraction towards opposite gender, embezzlement of fund, false witnessing, worldliness and satisfying the flesh in all essence, etc. Gala. 5:19-21. Such fellow obeying the flesh bows for other gods by such acts of ungodliness and is the devil that dwells in the soul and controls the soul of such a man. It is a clarion call to examine our lives and turn a new leave wherever necessary, through confessing of those sins, repentance and forsaking all the sins, Acts 3:19. Turning unto Jesus Christ with firm resolution for Christlike lifestyle, through righteousness and holiness and focusing heaven as our hope are all what God demands from u and I. May God possess our souls, bless his words in our souls richly in Christ name Jesus. Amen.
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