There are many lessons in this chapter. Consider the relationship of these three great feasts – Passover, The Feast of Weeks and The Feast of Ingathering (also called Feast of Tabernacles) with the three great foci of the New Testament – Crucifixion/Resurrection, Pentecost and the Marriage Feast of the Lamb at the end of the harvest of the world.
“… (for you shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God), …”
Do we remember this?
It’s an important question to be reminded of – But deeper a TRUTH of God that needs to thread through our lives.
Our God is a jealous God.
He wants singleness of worship, faithfulness of our relationship with Him.
And our God is not a powerless entity, He is the ALMIGHTY GOD who can crack the mountains and spin or unspin creation itself.
Do we fear our Lord God? A holy and reverent fear, but still fear.
He is the God who worked marvels with Israel such as never were before seen, an awesome thing that He did amongst them.
And praise Him for the awesome thing He has done in us, effecting powerfully the saving of our souls, dead hearts to life, bringing from darkness into life.
Hallelujah, this is our God! Praise Him!
* Gracious God,
Thank You for working that most wonderful work in us, saving us to new life, born again through Your Spirit.
Remind us that You are a jealous God.
When we are tempted to stray, to follow after other things, remind us of who You are.