Advent Series - Jealous God
Jealousy is an ugly word. Shakespeare, in Othello, said that “It is the green-eyed monster.” It has overtones of selfishness, suspicion, and distrust as it is possessive, demanding, and overbearing. Yet, the Bible clearly shows God saying that He is a jealous God. We wonder how a God who is holy, just loving, gracious, merciful, and long-suffering be jealous. In studying the book of Hosea, we remind ourselves of this important characteristic of God that should lead us to loving Him and being faithful to Him.