Jealous for My God (2 Corinthians 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.
2 Corinthians 11:2

The Bible commands us to love your wife as Jesus Christ loved the Church. The corollary to this we should love Jesus Christ as a husband would jealously love and protect his own wife.

But do I do this? Am I jealous for my God? Do I protect my relationship with God from outside harmful influences? Am I as committed to God as He is always committed to me? Sadly, the answer to all of the questions are often, no.

I linger upon ungodly thoughts that divert my attention away from praise to God and result in criticism of others. I justify excuses and take time away from prayers and reading the Bible so that I may accomplish matters that I foolishly deem more urgent. I do not lavish praise and honor God, placing Him upon the highest pedestal wherever I go and with whomever I interact.

By my own efforts, it is impossible. But with God, is is possible. God sent His Son, Jesus Christ to be our Lord and Savior. If I confess my sins and repent, He is faithful and just to forgive me and accept me as His child. God will love me with a perfect love that only He can give. And He will sanctify me so that I will be jealous with my love for Him with the same jealous devotion that He has for me, through His Son, Jesus Christ.


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.