2Cor. 11:2 For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

What a strange God we have. He said in Deut. 4:24 For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. Doesn’t that seem strange to you. We normally think of jealousy as a bad thing, but God calls Himself a jealous God. He is jealous for me. He wants and craves my affection. He wants to be the center of my desires. Most people don’t see the intimate, passionate side of our God. Until you see His love for you, you can never enter into the pleasurable nature of Christianity. This love begins in us with just a glimpse, a glimpse of His unsearchable love revealed to us in the death of His Son. This love is experienced as the Holy Spirit comes upon us and gives us a taste of this calvary love. He loves me! He is jealous for me! He doesn’t want to share my love with His creation. He calls that idolatry. We recently began to revisit a song called How He Loves by John Mark McMillan that we sang in church several years ago. Don’t skip over the words (I know many of you have heard them a thousand times). Let them sink in, actually taste the love of this jealous God. Enjoy!

“And He is jealous for me, loves like a hurricane, I am a tree
Bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy
When all of a sudden I am unaware of these afflictions
Eclipsed by glory and I realize just how beautiful You are
And how great Your affections are for me

And we are His portion and He is our prize
Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes
If His grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking

And heaven meets earth like an unforeseen kiss
And my heart turns violently inside of my chest
I don’t have time to maintain these regrets
When I think about the way

Oh, how He loves us, oh
Oh, how He loves us, how He loves all
How He loves

Yeah, He loves us, oh, how He loves us
Oh, how He loves us, oh how He loves
Oh, I love”

There is quite a lot of theology in the words of this song. First, it speaks of God’s jealous love, His longing for intimacy. Next, it speaks to us of the power of the wind of the Holy Spirit, His relentless love is as persistent as a hurricane. Then, the incredible ability of the glory of God to overshadow all the adversity we experience in this life. The verse then moves on to speak of us being God’s portion and Him being our prize, this is the conclusion we have to come to when we drink this love in. He is like no other. Of course we can’t forget the incredible attraction of His grace, the bottomless ocean of His love, and the surprising ecstasy in the unforeseen kiss. When I am loved like this, it is impossible to maintain regrets about my past. He is jealous for me.

4 Replies to “HE IS JEALOUS FOR ME”

  1. O, HOW HE LOVES US ALL, O, HOW HE LOVES US, WOW, AMEN, THANK YOU LORD. This is one awesome song and I will be singing it all day, ha. Praise Him, one of my favorite songs also. His touch, His Love, His Grace, daily, all day. For me i am continually thanking Him for His Love all day long. Just long to talk to Him and spend
    time with Him. Life use to be dull, but HALLELUJAH IT’S NOT ANYMORE. I have found the One true and REAL Love. All credit and everythng to you LORD.
    Sitting here getting ready to get in my Bible and just hear the birds of the air chirping, singing, is really amazing once you taste His love you start recognizing different things like that. Never use to, but thank you LORD for slowing me down, opening my ears and eyes and letting me enjoy your wonderful work you have created. O, how He loves us, just makes me want to say, HALLELUJAH TO THE KING.

    Yet,O LORD, You are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hands. ISAIAH 64:8. 😉

  2. Oh My Goodness, I almost forgot about your Blog Today. I was about to Miss Out!!! The only way we can truly receive is to Covet His Presence. Oh My God, please don’t take your Holy Spirit from me, and please always remain Jealous For Me. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!

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