Sermon Quotes: "Our Jealous God"
“'The jealous God’-doesn’t it sound offensive? For we know jealousy, the green-eyed monster as a vice, one of the most cancerous soul-destroying vices that there is; whereas God, we are sure is perfectly good. How, then, could anyone ever imagine that jealousy is found in him? God’s perfections are matter for praise-but how can we praise God for being jealous?” J.I. Packer
“But for God not to be jealous of his own sovereign glory and might would be a formidable failure: he would be disowning his own unique significance as God, implicitly conceding that his image-bearers have the right to independence.” Don Carson
“The intensity of his wrath at threats to this relationship is directly proportional to the depth of his love. It arises out of the profundity of his covenant love. Because he feels so deeply he must respond so vigorously.” Daniel Block
“As parents plan for the future, they should be more concerned about the second commandment than they are about their financial portfolio. This commandment contains a solemn warning for fathers. When a man refuses to love God passionately and to worship God properly, the consequences of his sin will last for generations. The guilt of a man who treasures idols in his heart will corrupt his entire family, and in the end they will all be punished. But a man who loves God supremely-a man who bows before him in genuine worship and serves him with true praise-will see the blessing of God rest on his household forever. What kind of life are you leading? What kind of worship are you giving? What kind of legacy will you leave?” Phil Ryken
“If there is anything I have learned in the course of my fast and furious mothering journey, it is that there is only one thing in my entire life that must be organized. The kids can be running like a bunch of hooligans through a house that appears to be at the bottom of a toaster, and yet, if organization and order can still be found in my attitude, we are doing well. But if my attitude falters, even in the midst of external order, so does everything else.” Rachel Jankovic
“Jealousy is part of the essence of true love, and the Lord so loves us that he cannot bear it when our desires and loyalties goes elsewhere.” Alec Motyer