Praying Through the Names of God: A 40­-Day Devotional

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Day Thirty: El Qanna

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Jealous God

God created marriage not just because it was not good for us to be alone. God created marriage as an object lesson for us to learn about how He loves us. That passion of new love—when you can’t stop talking about how wonderful your beloved is—that’s how God loves you. The deep abiding love of a long standing marriage where you can’t imagine what life would be like without your beloved—that’s how God loves you.

God is a Jealous God for His beloved. His jealousy is not like prideful and unhealthy human jealousy.

God is jealous for you because He loves you so much and He wants what is best for you. He knows what is best for you and He longs for you to allow Him to do it. He is what is best for you and He ardently pursues and romances you until you love Him half as much as He loves you.

Exodus 34:14

“For you shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.”


When have your felt pursued by El Qanna?

Repent of sometimes doubting El Qanna’s loving care.
Pray and ask El Qanna to open your eyes and make you aware of the way He is drawing you to Himself.
Listen and think about why God is jealous for you.
Meditate on the things God has been telling you to stay away from, ask the Holy Spirit what He is trying to protect you from.