The God we will worship together this Sunday is jealous.
In Exodus, God tells Moses the Hebrews – when they reach the Promised Land -- are to destroy the altars and idols that are part of the false worship by those who live there. They were to do so, God said, “for you shall not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God” (Ex. 34:14).
God had already commanded His people to “have no other gods before Me” (Ex. 20:3). His claim upon His people and their worship was absolute in Moses’ day, and it is in our day as well.
We will come together Sunday to worship the one true God and Him alone in the only way He can be worshiped: Through the sole Mediator between Him and us – His Son and our Savior, Christ Jesus.
May we dethrone and destroy all idols as we gather to worship our God.
(written by my dad, Tom Strode)