Are you unconcerned when you see your young child in the street? Of course not! You get your child out of harm’s way and make sure your child knows not to do that again.
Do you think God is indifferent to your plight? He’s not. He is zealous for you.
God’s name is Jealous
The Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God(Exodus 34:14)
[In both Hebrew and Greek the translation might be “jealous” or “zealous.”]
God is Jealous/Zealous about His Name, His Holiness (and you)
I will be jealous for My holy name.(Ezekiel 39:25)
For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.(Deuteronomy 4:24)
The Bible demonstrates God’s zeal over the Jews, Israel, His church and His enemies. His zeal to fulfill His eternal plan is evident.
I am watching over My word to perform it.(Jeremiah 1:12)
There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from then on and forevermore. The zeal of the Lordof hosts will accomplish this.(Isaiah 9:7)
God’s Zeal Prompts Him to Act in Love or in Wrath.
He put on righteousness like a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on His head; and He put on garments of vengeance for clothing and wrapped Himself with zeal as a mantle.(Isaiah 59:17)
Praise the zeal of God.
God, I am so grateful You are zealous. It would be awful if You watched the mess we are in and… did nothing. It would be awful if You were indifferent to my circumstances or my future. But You care, passionately, about us, about Your creation, about Your name, Your holiness, and, with zeal, You are bringing Your righteous plan to fruition.
I praise You that we can rely on Your righteous acts, knowing Your zeal prompts You to action.
Thank You, Zealous One!
What are you zealous about?
This completes Volume 1 of Praise A to Z. For a complete list, see Praise A to Z Volume 1