“The Lord’s Jealousy”

22 What? Do we dare to rouse the Lord’s jealousy? Do you think we are stronger than he is?- 1 Cor. 10:22 NLT

1 Cor. 10:16-22 NLT

​When we take Communion, we are all symbolically partaking of the same body and the same blood. This has been true ever since Jesus set the example with the disciples in the Upper Room. No matter what time it is in eternity, we are all bound together by that one body and one blood and it will culminate in heaven when we all partake of the Communion at the great banquet table. So, we should never defile that practice by partaking of anything that has been sacrificed to idols or to demons of any sort. We cannot serve two masters and our God is a jealous God. We do not want to provoke Him.

13 But you shall destroy their altars, break their sacred pillars, and cut down their wooden images 14 (for you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God), —Exodus 34:13-14 NKJV


While we may not bow to wooden or golden images, we can still have things that we treasure more dearly than our relationship with God. These things or people are just as much an idol as any graven image. Each of us needs to ask the Holy Spirit to show us the things in our lives that grieve Him. Those things are our idols.

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; 24 And see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting–Psalm 139:23-24 NKJV


“The Gospel has come to you because it’s on its way to someone else.” -Anonymous

3 thoughts on ““The Lord’s Jealousy”

  1. Idolatry is a sly sin that can escape our notice easily, hence your advice is excellent here. We must seek Him often asking Him to expose any hidden sins in our lives.

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  2. Amen and thank you, Brother, have a blessed, joy-filled day walking with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

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  3. Lord, help me to tear down the idols in my life, and exalt only you.

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