He is jealous for YOU
1 John 5:21 (NLT) Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts.
It’s that simple. ANYTHING that might take His place is not for us.
This could be alcohol, shopping, video games, sex, food, TV, social media, possessions, money, relationships, kids, your image, your reputation, your title or even your work.
If anything is placed higher than God in our lives then He has commanded us to stay away from it.
How do you know if something is being elevated above Him? Well, does it consume you? Are you thinking about it more than Him? Does it pull you away from prayer, worship and intimacy with your Father?
If you identify with any of these or God has revealed to you an area that He is displeased with, it’s easy to fix.
Repent, then honour Him by laying it down so He is number one again.
The Lord your God is a devouring fire; he is a jealous God. Deuteronomy 4:24 (NLT)