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Dale Patterson

Zeal, but...

October 31, 2011

In the world where we find ourselves, to believe something fervently, with zeal, that's all that matters. However...

Brothers and sisters, my heart's desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved. For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based knowledge. Since they did not know the righteousness of God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness.
                                                 --Romans 10:1-3 TNIV

If we choose to trust God's Word, then Paul confronts us all with a challenge. Zeal is a good thing. But zeal that is not correct, not informed by knowledge of God's way is of no value. Case in point: the Jews were impassioned about God, but in rejecting Jesus, their zeal came to naught.

Zeal can be a good thing. But our passion, our zeal is to be enlightened by the truth of God's Word.


Dale Patterson