Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Zeal For Your House Has Eaten Me Up!
The is nothing wrong inherently with zeal. It is something that is inside of most Christians. The fact is, it is how the Christian uses that zeal that is in question. Do you remember when Jesus made a whip and cleansed the temple and when He did, His disciples remembered that it was written, Zeal for your house has eaten me up (John 2:17 ; Psalm 69:9) It is very easy for a Christian to be eaten up with zeal for the Lord and there is nothing wrong with that except when the zeal is less than righteous and upright. Zeal apart from knowledge can be damning. (Romans 10:2) Zeal without wisdom is dangerous. Zeal mixed with insensitivity is often very cruel, Whenever zeal disintegrates, compounds and turns into uncontrolled passion, it can be deadly. As Christians we must never let misguided zeal get the best of us. The zeal must be accompanied with love, because all things that we do as Christians must be done in love. Love is like the oil in the hub of a wheel, it keeps everything going