Married to a jealous husband!
from Spurgeonís, ďA JEALOUS GODĒ
The Lord Jesus Christ is very jealous of your love, O believer.
Did he not choose you? He cannot hear 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 stay 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 honor 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!