May the peace and grace of God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. The zeal for the sacred affairs of God is a strong desire of the spirit to separate man from evil. Jealousy for God is a passion or uncontrollable desire not to allow something to contaminate the sacredness of God in our lives.
God in his law given Moses to the people of Israel, deeply condemned adultery and fornication. Violating the moral principles of the law was a death crime.
In the book of Numbers 25: 1-18, the story of the jealousy of Phinehas is told, who was the grandson of the high priest Aaron. The people of Israel were in Sitim, near the Midianites, who had pagan holidays and many men of the people of Israel went to these pagan holidays and the wrath of Jehovah was lit against them and killed about 24 thousand Hebrews who were corrupted in these parties and practiced adultery with them. Midianite women. While God spoke with Moses in the tabernacle about this matter, a man from the tribe of Simeon came to his tent with a Midianite woman to sleep with her, when Finnes saw him he became jealous because this Hebrew man violated the principles. of the law, Finnes took a spear in his hands and went to the store and with the spear went through it with the woman. This good deed pleased God, and because of this action, God stopped his wrath of death against the people of Israel and promised to give Phinehas the perpetual priesthood in Israel.
> 10 Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying: 11 Phinehas, son of Eleazar, son of the priest Aaron, has turned away my wrath from the children of Israel, taken away from jealousy among them; Therefore, I have not consumed the children of Israel in my zeal. 12 Therefore, tell them: Behold, I establish my covenant of peace with him; 13 And he will have, and his offspring after him, the covenant of the perpetual priesthood, because he was jealous of his God and made atonement for the children of Israel.
How many Phinehas are needed in the church today? How many Phinehas who are full of jealousy for God and live apart from the things that pollute the world.
Christians today need a true passion in the service of Christ, a passion to preach and win souls for the kingdom, a passion to evangelize and a passion to live in harmony in the body of Christ Jesus, which is the church.
Like Phinehas, the believer needs to feel an urgency, a fervor, a jealous desire for Jesus Christ and for everything related to the sacredness of God.