And God spoke all these words, saying, "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. ... "You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
(for you shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God), Exodus 34:14
Thank You, my Lord, that Your name is Jealous. What other god could be so solicitous of his people's welfare that he would demand total obeisance and complete dedication? You know what Your people need and have made provision and it is all contained in the scope and depth of Your word. If I follow and obey, You show Your love to the generations that follow after me. Praise You for Your Love and Mercy.
Today's readings in the Psalms:
Morning: Psalm 121
Evening: Psalm 46
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