A Rightfully Jealous Love
There is an appropriate type of jealously in a relationship. James 4:6 “does not the scripture say he yearns jealously over the Spirit he has make to dwell in us”. The previous section of scripture discussed in depth the wrongs of human jealousy. God’s jealously is modeled in marriage Eph 5:30-32. “because we are members of his body.For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This mystery is a profound one, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church;”
Before a couple are officially in “THE” relationship, when one heart wants the love and devotion of the other, there is longing for commitment. And after that relationship has been consummated there is is longing for deep care far beyond sexual love. It is the desire from each partner to want what ever is best for the relationship from their spouse. It cannot be in just a history book. Love is always “now”. It is healthy jealous for the full care of the other. Like with God… “He wants what is His”. My mind, eyes, heart, actions, forethought, listening, nurture and any other aspect of what what real love is. Yesterdays love has value and significance and will bring trust to work through difficult times and situations. But real love is alive today. It hasn’t forgotten fist love, the yearning and desire to hotly pursue their partner.
Question: Does my partner feel my love is hotly pursuing them? Do they sense a care that has some similar qualities of God? Would thy say… Let me tell you the ways my partner loves and pursues me.