God is Jealous
How would you feel if you were in a relationship and your boyfriend was always talking to other girls and his friends when you were around. He would look back occasionally to make sure you were still there, but he wasn’t spending any time with you?
You might be ok with it for a little while but eventually you are going to want his attention. You will want him to acknowledge on you and spend time with you…you may even get JEALOUS.
This is the same way God feels about us. We belong to him, yet within his view we are doing many things and talking to everyone else but him. After a while he gets jealous. God wants to have a real connection with us and he wants us to spend quality time with him.
What are you spending more time with than God? Be mindful of the things that distract you from your most important relationship.
Exodus 20:5-6 “You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, and a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.”