So this came up on my playlist.
I built another temple to a stranger
I gave away my heart to the rushing wind
I set my course to run right into danger
Sought the company of fools instead of friends
You know I've been unfaithful
Lovers in lines
While you're turning over tables with the rage of a jealous kind
I chose the gallows to the aisle
Thought that love would never find
Hanging ropes will never keep you
And your love of a jealous kind
Love of a jealous kind
Trying to jump away from rock that keeps on spreading
For solace in the shift of the sinking sand
I'd rather feel the pain all too familiar
Than to be broken by a lover I don't understand
'Cause I don't understand
One hundred other lovers, more, one hundred other altars
If I should slow my pace and finally subject me to grace
And love that shames the wise, betrays the heart's deceit and lies
And breaks the back of foolish pride
I haven't thought about this for a long time.
But God's love is jealous.
It wants you. ALL of you.
Not the 50% you're willing to give, or the 80% you think you could maybe afford.
But all of it.
And we don't understand that.
Because we always need to keep something back for ourselves.
I think you are making a very valid point! And one that nobody wants to hear anymore. They want to think of God as love and only love. They don't want to think of His jealousy, His righteousness, His anger. No one wants to give all of themselves to God and no one wants all of God. They want a watered down loving, gracious God that answers their prayers like a genie granting wishes!ReplyDelete
Sorry if that was a little intense. I hold back part of myself, I know. But at least I know and understand Who my God is. I accept all the Bible has to say about Him. And all I can do is fall at his feet and pray His mercy exceeds all else in the light of Christ's redemptive work.
Barbara, blogging at Life & Faith in Caneyhead