Z – Zealous

So, we come to the last post in the #atozchallenge. Many thanks to you all for reading/commenting/liking/sharing, it’s greatly appreciated.

Z was actually not a particularly difficult letter in Biblical terms. There are quite a few people whose names begin with it that I could have chosen. Instead, though, I have gone for this word zealous. What does it mean? Dictionary.com defines it “ardently active, devoted, or diligent.” That is how we as Christians should be about the Lord and his Kingdom.

Of course, it is possible to be zealous in a negative way about something that is not good, but the Apostle Paul encourages his readers in a positive way:

“It is fine to be zealous, provided the purpose is good, and to be so always, not just when I am with you” Galatians 4: 18 NIV.

I trust, as we have come to the end of this series that we have seen how important it is to be completely committed to God, and how we can be made to be so – through Christ and what he has done.

We can show this by our devotion to him, wanting to spend time with him, and by our actions as we live our lives. One follows the other. Being zealous for our relationship with God leads to us being zealous in our service for others. And the Apostle Paul encourages this to be something that is always true of us.

I trust that you will all know God’s blessing in these things.

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