TOPIC: BE ZEALOUS FOR THE LORD
"The Lord said to Moses, "Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, the priest, has turned my anger away from the Israelites. Since he was as zealous for my honor among them as I am, I did not put an end to them in my zeal. Therefore tell him I am making my covenant of peace with him. He and his descendants will have a covenant of a lasting priesthood, because he was zealous for the honor of his God and made atonement for the Israelites.” The name of the Israelite who was killed with the Midianite woman was Zimri son of Salu, the leader of a Simeonite family. And the name of the Midianite woman who was put to death was Kozbi daughter of Zur, a tribal chief of a Midianite family.
The Lord said to Moses, "Treat the Midianites as enemies and kill them. They treated you as enemies when they deceived you in the Peor incident involving their sister Kozbi, the daughter of a Midianite leader, the woman who was killed when the plague came as a result of that incident.”
Like Phinehas, God is looking for people who are zealous for His honor among people living under the sun. Every parent is proud of a child who brings him/her honor and the same is the Lord, His eyes are moving to and fro across the length and breadth of the earth looking for people who will stand in good and bad times for His glorification and sovereignty.
Prayer:-pray for zeal with knowledge for the Lord’s business
pray for peace and love in your family
What to meditate on:
What does it mean for one to be zealous for the Lord in our times?