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Summary: Today we are going to look at another name for God found in verse 14 of our text. Before we look at what it means for God to be jealous, let's look at why God brought up the subject of jealousy.

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Purpose: To explain how and why God is jealous God.

Aim: I want the listener to have a holy reverence for God and a fear of offending Him.

INTRODUCTION: Today we are going to look at another name for God found in verse 14 of our text. Before we look at what it means for God to be jealous, let's look at why God brought up the subject of jealousy.

God led the Jews to Mt. Sinai. Moses and Joshua climbed the mountain and God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses. They were on the mountain for forty days. During that time the people became impatient and said to Aaron: Exodus 32:1 ..."Come, make us a god who will go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him." (NAU)

Aaron helped them make a golden calf and said, Exodus 32:4--5 "This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt." Now when Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made a proclamation and said, "Tomorrow shall be a feast to the LORD." (NAU)

This caused God to burn with anger against them. When Moses came down the mountain he saw the wild parties going on and the golden idol so he smashed the stone tablets containing the Ten Commandments, burned the golden calf, ground it to powder, poured it into their water supply and made the people drink it. Three thousand Jews were also put to death with the sword.

God had just finished making a covenant with His people, but they broke it even before they heard what it was.

As we come to Chapter 34 God is now making a second covenant with the Jewish nation. God wrote out the Ten Commandments a second time and then said to Moses: Exodus 34:6--7 ... "The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth; who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished..." (NAU)

►Matthew Henry: "The traitors are not only pardoned, but preferred and made favorites again." [1]

Then Moses made this request before God: Exodus 34:9 "If now I have found favor in Your sight, O Lord, I pray, let the Lord go along in our midst, even though the people are so obstinate, and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us as Your own possession." (NAU)

As we come to our text today God responds by making another promise to Israel.

►Vs.10-11 I. God Makes Promises to His People

► Vs.10 A. God will work powerfully through His people "I am going to

perform with you"

One of life's greatest blessings is to know that God is using you for His glory. Whatever God asks us to do He will enable us to do. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. (NAU)

What a joy to "see the working of the LORD" and to be a partner with God as He works.

As God told Paul: 2 Corinthians 12:9 "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. (NAU)


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