We know Jealousy as a green-eyed monster that destroys relationships and feeds egos. How can our sinless God say in Exodus 34:14, "The Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a Jealous God?"
When God uses the term, "jealousy," He is using a human expression that we can understand. However, His jealousy is without sin or selfishness. God's jealousy is not a compound of frustration, envy, and spite, but is "praiseworthy zeal to preserve something that is supremely precious."
God's jealousy is not, "I want what you have because I don't have it." It is rather, "I love our relationship and I will protect it at all costs." He is jealous at the intrusion of other lovers - idols. God is married to us in covenant relationship through Jesus Christ - He will not tolerate whatever attempts to intrude into that relationship.
Aren't you glad that God loves you with a zealous, passionate love and He will not let you go to another?
Should we then also be zealous for our relationship with Him and guard it as a passionate response to His love?
Enjoy the passion of a zealous God who is jealous for His relationship with you.
Thriving in His love ~ Bob