The jealous lover always makes for a good story. The lover Mr. Webster describes as-
suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival
We've all heard the stories or perhaps even experienced jealousy for a variety of reasons--some real and others imagined.
Jealousy comes in many forms---it may boil down to a basic distrust of one we care deeply for. Perhaps this distrust comes because we doubt our own trustfulness. Perhaps we doubt our worthiness. Maybe it comes from knowing we live in a fallen world. Who in their right mind wants to live in a relationship filled with jealousy because of a lack of trust?
It popped in my head when I woke this morning that God is a jealous God. He desires us to love Him above all else. We are clearly told in The Word, we are to have no other gods before Him. This includes our relationships -even those with our spouses and our families. I am NOT telling you that we should not love our spouses and family. I am telling you I was reminded this very day that God wants to be first in my life. He wants to be my One and only--top of the list--true Love--My Beloved.
When I love Him the Most---all the other relationships will mirror my relationship with Him. He is jealous for my attentions and thoughts, because He knows that is what is best for me. NO ONE will EVER love me better! HE IS LOVE! When I finally learn to have Him as the center of my universe, all the planets and stars will align and the world will be a better place. AND-
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine