I found Charles Spurgeon’s words below to be a good reminder of the truths God taught us through Sunday morning’s message from 1 Corinthians 10:14. The message will be online soon and I hope it will be an encouragement to those who weren’t able to gather with us.
1 Corinthians 10;22 reminds us to flee idolatry because God is jealous and He is stronger than us. Don’t forget that this week. Keep looking at the cross and ask the Lord to help you to rightly estimate the eternal riches of who He is and not to overestimate the temporary treasures of this life.
God forbid that I should glory in anything other than the cross.
Tim Challies writes: “Christ has died and Christ has risen. He has called a people to himself and he is jealous of those who are his. Read and reflect upon what Charles Spurgeon says about Christ’s holy, jealous love:
The Lord Jesus Christ, of whom I now speak, is very jealous of your love, O believer. Did he not choose you? He cannot bear that you should choose another. Did he not buy you with his own blood? He cannot endure that you should think you are your own, or that you belong to this world. He loved you with such a love that he could not stop in heaven without you; he would sooner die than that you should perish; he stripped himself to nakedness that he might clothe you with beauty; he bowed his face to shame and spitting that he might lift you up to honour and glory, and he cannot endure that you should love the world, and the things of the world. His love is strong as death towards you, and therefore will be cruel as the grave. He will be as a cruel one towards you if you do not love him with a perfect heart. He will take away that husband; he will smite that child; he will bring you from riches to poverty, from health to sickness, even to the gates of the grave, because he loves you so much that he cannot endure that anything should stand between your heart’s love and him. Be careful, Christians, you that are married to Christ; remember, you are married to a jealous husband.”