a consuming fire, a jealous God

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a consuming fire, a jealous God

Deuteronomy 4:21-24

Deuteronomy 4:21 “Yahveh was angry with me because of your thing. He swore that I would not cross the Jordan and enter the good land Yahveh your God is giving you as an inheritance.

Deuteronomy 4:22 I won’t be crossing the Jordan because I am going to die in this land. But you are about to cross over and take possession of this good land.

Deuteronomy 4:23 Be careful or else you will forget the covenant of Yahveh your God that he established1 with you, and make an idol for yourselves in the shape of anything he has forbidden you

Deuteronomy 4:24 because Yahveh your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

a consuming fire, a jealous God

The fire burning on the mountain was to stay in the minds of the Israelites to remind them that their God was a consuming fire and a jealous God.

God is never envious. There’s nothing anyone can have that he does not have. He has infinite power, life, knowledge, presence, time, wisdom etc.

But God is jealous of those who dare to call themselves by his name— who claim citizenship in his kingdom. He will tolerate no betrayal among their ranks. He consumes those who abandon him.

Lord, may your holy fire on Zion remind us to stay loyal to you.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a former Christian missionary who now lives in Williamsburg, Virginia. If your church or small group would like to hear Jeff speak, you can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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