The Lord’s Motivation
The primary motivation of God’s heart in dealing with serious issues in His church is jealousy for His bride. “For you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God)” - Exodus 34:14. God is always motivated by love, and sometimes His love is fierce.
His jealousy is not a by-product of insecurity or mistrust, nor is it destructive. Holy jealousy is an intense passion to protect a love relationship that is priceless and to avenge it when it is fractured. God’s holy anger at any threat to this relationship is in direct proportion to the burning fire of His love. He will not tolerate any rivals in His relationship with His people.