Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Friday,March 3, 2017
Point 6. So great was the sin of jealousy in Israel that a special offering was made for it in Num 5:11‑31.
The son had no respect for his father though I’ sure he claimed he did but he had nothing more than an evil arrogant self-righteous individual which is ultimately gross.
What about the father’s wife or the woman involved who did her gross part in tempting the son to be unfaithful to the father.
Do you know what the saddest thing of all was, it was the stupid father who believed the best and ended up being screwed and laughed at the most.
If he is smart and doctrinal, he would never let that garbage happen again from the trash that produced it.
Gal 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.
GAL 6:8 For the one who sows to his own carnal flesh shall from his carnal flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit shall from the Spirit reap eternal life.
GAL 6:9 And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary.
ISA 54:17 “No weapon that is formed against him shall prosper; And in God’s timing every tongue that accuses him you in judgment he will condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their vindication is from Me,” declares the Lord.
The victim of jealousy will say with the patriarch Joseph, GEN 50:20 “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good.
ECC 8:11 Because the sentence against your evil deed is not executed quickly, therefore the hearts of the sons of men among them are given fully to do evil.
By the way, the spirit of jealousy is really a spirit of suspicion.
Prin- Suspicion normally only haunts the guilty.
Second prin- In fact, people are usually suspicious of those who keep silent.
PRO 17:28 Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips, he is counted prudent.
JOB 13:5 “O that you would be completely silent, And that it would become your wisdom!”
This was such a serious sin because of the effects that it could have on either party or both parties that a special offering was commanded by God.
SOL 8:6 “Put me like a seal over your heart, Like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, Jealousy is as severe as Sheol or as cruel as the grave; Its flashes are flashes of fire, The very flame of the Lord.
The priest was to bring her near to the altar and place her before the presence of the Lord who had declared Himself to be present at the altar, and then to take holy water, probably water out of the basin before the sanctuary, which served for holy purposes.
In verse 18, the priest was to loosen the hair of the woman who was standing before Jehovah, and place the jealousy-offering in her hands, and holding the water in his own hand.
The water, which the priest had prepared for the woman to drink, was taken from the sanctuary, and the dust to be put into it from the floor of the dwelling, to impregnate this drink with the power of the Holy Spirit that dwelt in the sanctuary.
The dust was scattered upon the water as an allusion to the fact, that dust was eaten by the serpent, Gen 3:14, as the curse of sin, and therefore as the symbol of a state deserving a curse, a state of the deepest humiliation and disgrace.
MIC 7:17-19, They will lick the dust like a serpent, Like reptiles of the earth. They will come trembling out of their fortresses; To the Lord our God they will come in dread, And they will be afraid before Thee.
MIC 7:18 Who is a God like Thee, who pardons iniquity And passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession? He does not retain His anger forever, Because He delights in unchanging love.
MIC 7:19 He will again have compassion on us; He will tread our iniquities under foot. Yes, Thou wilt cast all their sins Into the depths of the sea.
Or as ISA 49:23b says “They will bow down to you with their faces to the earth, And lick the dust of your feet; And you will know that I am the Lord; Those who hopefully wait for Me will not be put to shame.”
The abdomen swelling is a reference to Gal 6:7.
The oath which the priest required her to take is called, in verse 21 “the oath of cursing” because it presupposes the possibility of the woman being innocent, and contains the assurance, that in that case the curse-water would do her no harm.
As verse 22 says “this water that brings a curse shall go into your stomach, and make your abdomen swell and your thigh waste away.” it means that the jealosus reaps the physical damages of their jealousy.
The idea of the curse is that the punishment shall come from the same source as the sin” which is the abdomen or the womb which she used to betray her husband.
The punishment was to answer exactly to the crime, and to fall upon those bodily organs which had been the instruments of the woman’s sin, viz., the organs of child-bearing.
In other words, her unfaithfulness and her husband’s jealousy was a very serious matter.
The point is that as a known adulteress, her adultery had devastating effects upon her husband.
COL 3:19 Husbands, love your wives, and do not be embittered against them.
He quotes from Gen.1:27 and Gen.5:2 where two perfect people were living in a perfect environment. And they
still couldn’t make it!
“The two become one” is a reference to sex and compatibility. The Divine institution of marriage demands the ultimate in compatibility.
Living in adultery has a solution called virtue.
This is the concept of marriage; it is the bringing together of the male and female in an intimate bond that the Scriptures calls, ‘one flesh.’
This leads to a principle; the worst thing that you can do, even if you are legitimately divorced, is to turn right around and get remarried.
Now, it’s important to note these principles because these passages are designed to correct the legalistic, self righteous views of the Pharisees.
God will deal with the situation and He punishes fornication just like He does other sins and this includes judging others.
By the way, and here’s another important but real principle, to forgive does not mean you have to forget.
Jealousy actually split the nation Israel, Isa 11:13.
Point 7. Jealousy is the basis for the destruction of category two love (personal love of a member of the opposite sex), SOS 8:6‑7.