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Personal Reflection/Study Questions:
– Use Scripture to support your answers.

1. Read Exodus 20:1-6. How is this same structure (reminder of salvation leading to a call to obedience) leveraged in the New Testament? Give examples.

Discussion Questions:

1. What comes to mind when you hear that God is a jealous God? What parts of our culture do you think influences your answer?

2. What are some consequences of trying to use obedience to earn God’s commitment to us?

3. In light of the fact that God first reminds Israel of their salvation from Egypt (Ex. 20:2) before he gives them the Ten Commandments (Ex. 20:3-17), how should we think about the obedience that God desires from his covenant people?

4. What does it mean to us, the Bride of Christ, that God is a jealous God?

5. What influence does this understanding of God’s jealousy for his Church have on our understanding of God’s love for his Church?

6. If fidelity to, and zeal for, God are appropriate responses in light of His jealousy, then what impact does this have on our daily lives?

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